2 Pounds of lean ground beef
2 cups of rice (Basmati or Jasmin) uncooked or half cooked
1 large onion finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 fistful of small raisins
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1.5 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper (white or black)
1/2 can of tiny chopped tomatoes
How to make it:
Step one: Mix all the ingredients and make gulf or tennis ball size meatballs.
Step 2: Make the sauce or liquid:
In a not too deep pot saute' chopped onions in olive oil and add the other half of the chopped tomatoes and add 2 cups of water. Let come to boil
Step 3: Drop the meatball in the liquid in the pot very gently.
Leave the pot uncover and bring the heat to medium low. Turn the meatballs with a serving spoon so the top can swim in the liquid too and cooks.
(Add some lemon juice if you like this sweet and sour)
Let the meatballs cook for 20-25 minutes then serve in a bowl with some of the juice.