Comforting Slow Cooker Kafta Stew
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
Meatballs:
  • Ground Beef or Lamb - 1 lb.
  • Egg - 1.
  • Dry Breadcrumbs - ½ cup.
  • Zucchini - 1 - chopped.
  • Onion, 1 - chopped.
  • Parsley, - 1 bunch.
  • Garlic - 2 cloves.
  • Seven Spices - 2 tsp.
  • Cinnamon - 2 tsp.
  • Ground Coriander - 1 tsp.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1 tbsp.
  • Salt - 2 tsp.
Stew:
  • Baby Potatoes - 1.5 lbs.
  • Baby Carrots - 2 cups.
  • Tomatoes - 2 large - chopped.
  • Chicken Broth - 5 cups.
  • Tomato Paste - 3 tbsp.
  • Garlic - 1 head peeled.
  • Cinnamon Sticks - 1.
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper - to taste.
  • Chopped Parsley - to taste.
Instructions
  1. Add all Kafta Meatball ingredients except for the beef, egg and breadcrumbs into a food processor and pulse a few times just enough to roughly chop. (You don't want the mixture to get liquid-y)
  2. In a large bowl, add the mixture to the ground beef, egg and breadcrumbs. Mix together until well combined. Shape into bite sized balls.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high and brown meat balls on all sides OR bake for 10 minutes on each side at 350 degrees F.
  4. Add all stew ingredients into slow cooker and mix until well combined.
  5. Transfer browned meatballs into slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  6. Taste check for additional salt or seasonings to your liking.
  7. Top with freshly cracked pepper and chopped parsley. Serve on top of rice.
Notes
If you'd like to thicken the stew, you can dissolve 1-2 tbsp of flour in a bit of water and add to the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Recipe by Colorful Recipes at https://colorfulrecipes.com/comforting-slow-cooker-kafta-stew/