Lebanese Sabzi Koofteh Recipe

Ingredients :

1 lb Ground meat (beef or lamb)
2 med onion
Large handful of fresh mint
Large handful of fresh
1 x Egg
Tomato paste
Split peas

Method :

* Cook same of rice and split peas (1/2-3/4 c. each) in pan – with not too much water for 5-10 min. Chop onion with mint and watercress. Add about 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 to 1/2 t. turmeric on rice, then add onions and mix with meat. Add 1 egg. Mix well. Coarsely chop 1 med onion and put in pan with a little oil and about 3 T. butter Saute, then add about 1/2 t. turmeric, 3 T. tomato paste, salt (1/2 t.), and water (about 1/2 saucepan).
* Bring to a boil. Make palm-sized meatballs and place in boiling mixture.
* Cook about 1/2 hr. Serve in bowls with broth. Yogurt and pickles on the side.

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