Daoud Basha

  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Moderate
One of everyone’s favorite Lebanese recipes.


  • Meatballs
  • 1/2 Kg beef meat, minced
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • Sauce
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves Crushed
  • 400g 1 can Al Wadi Al Akhdar diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried mint

Step 1

Combine together meat, salt, pepper, cinnamon and breadcrumbs. Make small balls.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the meat balls and cook until well browned on all sides. Remove meatballs from the pot and set aside.

Step 3

Put in the same pot the onions. Cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes.

Step 4

Add the meatballs and diced tomatoes and mix gently.

Step 5

Add the water, salt, pepper and mint. Continue to cook about 20mn.

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