Friday 15 November 2013

Madhouse recipe : Green, eggs and ham(burger) casserole

The silly name, inspired by the Dr Seuss classic kids' book, comes from the green peas, the eggs and the hamburger bites in the recipe. It's inspired by the Kefta Meatball Tagine that we discovered in Morocco.

Green, eggs and ham(burger) casserole

ingredients :

2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tins of tomatoes
150g frozen peas
250g minced beef or ready made meatballs
1tsp ras el hanout spice mix or chilli powder
1 egg per person

Gently fry the onion and garlic, then add the tins of tomatoes, a couple of cans of water and the frozen peas. Simmer on a medium heat.

Shape the minced beef into meatballs or use ready made meatballs.You can pre-fry them before adding them to the tomato sauce if you're short on time, or add them raw and wait for them to cook in the hot sauce.This should take about 20 minutes, depending on the size of your meatballs. If they've been precooked, 10 minutes should do it. You may need to add a little extra water to stop the peas burning if it starts to dry out.

A few minutes before serving, make a hole in the meatball mixture and crack an egg into it. Repeat for the number of people you're serving.

Leave to simmer until the eggs are cooked through (about 5 minutes). You can gently ladle over some of the hot sauce to help the tops cook through. The eggs (particularly the yolks) will remain runny though.

You could serve this with couscous or we just added a side serving of toasted pitta bread, to dip into the egg yolks.

Tasty Tuesdays on

Romanian Mum

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  1. This is a great recipe, I can use veggie meatballs, and we can all eat it! Yum :) #TastyTuesdays

  2. Oh wow, so up my street and perfect for my current low carb diet! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. A great idea, I will have to try this

  4. Amazing dish!i think it is time for me to make some balls! lol

    thank you for linking up with the #FridayFoodie

    1. I think I may have to join you - I haven't made this one for a while and I could eat it right now ! :)


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