Sabzi Koofteh (Persian Meatballs)

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Meats, Lamb

1 lb Ground meet (beef or lamb) 2 md Onion Large handful of fresh mint Large handful of fresh -watercress Salt Turmeric 1 Egg Butter Tomato paste Split peas Rice Recipe by: jrtrint@PacBell.COM Cook some of rice and split peas (1/2 to 3/4 cup each) in pan --- with not too much water for 5-10 min. Chop onion with mint and watercress. Add about 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. turmeric on rice, then add onions and mix with meat. Add 1 egg. Mix well. Coarsely chop 1 medium onion and put in pan with a little oil and about 3 tbsp. butter. Saute, then add about 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 3 tbsp. tomato paste, salt (1/2 tsp.), and water (about 1/2 saucepan). Bring to a boil. Make palm-sized meatballs and place in boiling mixture. Cook about 1/2 hour. Serve in bowls with broth. Yogurt and pickles on the side.