I just love the spices of the Middle East â€“ Sumac, a beautiful purple spice, with a tangy lemony taste goes perfectly with the piquant taste of the Yogurt sauce for these delicious meatballs. Nutmeg gives it a little spicy sweetness and Cumin some smokiness. Serve with warm pita bread and a salad, and you are sure to enjoy these meatballs with a Mid-East twist!
30 Frozen Cocktail Meatballs
2 Cups Pureed Tomatoes
Â¼ Cup Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream
1Tbs of my Mediterranean Spice Blend: see recipe
2 Cups Leftover Rice Pilaf â€“ or whatever kind of rice you have, you can also use Orzo.
Mix tomatoes and yogurt in a bowl. Place meatballs in a skillet and pour the sauce over them. Cook on high until sauce starts to boil.
Add spices to sauce. If you donâ€™t have my spice blend, use a pinch of each â€“ sumac, nutmeg, cumin and garlic powder. Simmer over low heat for abut 15 minutes. Add cooked rice to skillet and mix with the meatballs and sauce.
Cook another 5 minutes for rice to absorb some of the sauce.
Plate and enjoy!