Kefta Tagine with Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Disclaimer: This post contains a recipe highlighting a different country or culture. While I strive for authenticity, I sometimes need to make adjustments to recipes due to ingredient availability.

It’s time for Eat the World and we’re heading to Morocco!

Some months I  search and search before finding a recipe to make.  This month, I found my recipe (actually two because I made Khobz Bread last week) almost immediately.

I found a recipe for meatballs in a spiced tomato sauce that I knew would be a hit.  This real wild card was the addition of the eggs at the end of cooking, but the family was surprisingly accepting of the addition and even enjoyed it!

Check out all the wonderful Moroccan dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 

Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Kefta Tagine with Eggs in Tomato Sauce 
Culinary Adventures with Camilla : Briwat Bil Kefta + Other Moroccan-Inspired Bites 
Pandemonium Noshery: Bissara - Moroccan Legume Soup 
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Harira 

CulturEatz: Chicken Bastilla

Kefta Tagine with Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Adapted from Maroc Mama


1 ½ pound ground beef

3 cloves garlic, minced

¼ of a small onion, minced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried parsley


2 tablespoons olive oil

½ a small onion, minced

1 ½ pound tomatoes, grated or pureed

1clove garlic, minced

1 ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley

3 eggs

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a tagine or large lidded skillet.  Add the meatballs in a single layer and lightly fry on all sides, move the meatballs to a plate and drain the pan. 

Add the remaining oil.  Add the onion, tomatoes, garlic and spices and bring to a simmer.  Stir in the meatballs and simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and sauce is thickened.  Crack the  eggs over the sauce.  Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.

Serve with Khobz Bread.

Amy Eats the World in...

Cuba: Ropa Vieja (Slow Cooker Beef)
Ireland: Cheesy Potato Soup with Irish Ale
Thailand: Chicken Satay
Kenya: Crunchy N’Dizi (Peanut Crusted Bananas)
Sweden: Rodbetssallad med Getost (Grated Beet Salad with Goat Cheese)
New Zealand: Kiwi Burge
France: Fougasse (Provencal Flatbread)
Argentina: Chimichurri Sauce
Mexico (Halloween Special): Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread)
India: Spiced Golden Mil
Poland: Chrusciki (Angel Wing Cookies)
Ethiopia: Buticha (Hummus)
England: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Leaky Cauldron-Style Mini Cottage Pie 
Georgia: Lobiani (Bean-Stuffed Bread)
Mexico: Crispy Pork Carnitas
Cambodia: Loc Lac (Shredded Beef with Lime)
Israel: Chicken Albondigas (Chicken Meatballs)
Finland: Sima (Lemonade) 
Puerto Rico: Arroz con Tocino  (Rice with Bacon)
Egypt: Ghorayebah Cookies
Ukraine: Scuffles (Rohalyky) Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Portugal: Bitoque (Steak & Eggs) 
Germany (Christmas Special): Lebkuchenherzen (German "Gingerbread" Cookies) 
Trinidad & Tobago: Trini Macaroni Pie 
Iraq: T'bit (Slow Cooked Chicken & Brown Rice) 
Fiji: Fijian Creamy Lentil Soup (Dhal) 
Senegal: Cafe Touba (Senegalese Spiced Coffee) 
Colombia: Cañón de Cerdo (Colombia-Style Pork Loin Roast) 
Soul Food (United States): Oven-Baked Ribs with Cola BBQ Sauce 
Bangladesh: Shemai (Sweet Vermicelli Pudding) 
The Netherlands: Dutch Farmer’s Cheese Soup (Boerenkaas Soep) 
Laos: Khao Piak Sen (Lao Chicken Noodle Soup) 
Jamaica: Chicken &  Pumpkin Soup 
Vietnam: Vietnamese Chicken Porridge (Chao Ga) 
Sudan: Red Lentil Soup (Sudanese Addas) 
Luxembourg: Bouchée à la Reine (Vol-au-Vent)
Uruguay: Pasta Caruso

Lesotho: Borotho Bread
Scotland: Tattie Scones
Native American Tribes of North America: Wild Rice, Squash, & Corn Soup
Guyana: Butterflaps
Réunion Island: Rougail Z'Andouille
Australia: Fairy Bread
Turkey: Simit Bread


  1. That looks delicious and I LOVE the round-up of all the countries we have done. That's quite a line-up.

  2. Those meatballs look great! I love how they're taken in a different direction from traditional with the addition of cumin and turmeric but yet have a tomato sauce base. Love the eggs, too!

  3. These look amazing and sounds like a comforting meal! The spices and the sauce is yum!


Post a Comment

Please comment! I would love to hear from you!