Lebanese Dawood Basha (Meat Balls with Onion) Recipe


1 kg (32 oz)finely minced lean meat
1 medium onion, peeled and grated
1½ kg (48 oz) sliced onions
¼ cup shortening or butter
1 tbs salt (as desired)
1 tsp ground allspice
2 tbs pomegranate thickened juice
a dash of ground cinnamon
a dash of ground dried mint
1 cup water


Mix well meat with grated onion, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Divide meat into 2.5 cm diameter balls.Fry onions with shortening and a dash of salt on moderate heat until soft.Add meat balls. Fry on low heat till golden for 10 minutes.Dissolve pomegranate juice in water. Add to meat. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on low heat.Serve hot accompanied with rice.

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