Syrian Meatballs

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Syrian meatballs are made with ground beef (or lamb), rice, carrot, garlic and curry. They are fast and easy to make. The recipe is adopted from Hackfleisch Leckere Rezepte für die ganze Familie.

  • 500 g Minced beef (or lamb)
  • 125 g Cooked carrots, minced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 100 g Rice, cooked
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 7-10 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • Cooking oil

  1. In a mixing bowl, add in the minced beef, cooked carrots, minced garlic, cooked rice, egg, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste. Stir until the mixture is well-blended.
  2. Roll the beef-rice mixture into 3cm balls, about 35 balls. Coat each ball evenly with sesame seeds. Heat the oil in a large skillet until hot. Lower in the meatballs, several at a time and fry until cooked through and nicely golden. Remove and drain. Serve them warm with sour cream.

May this New Year bring newly found prosperity, love, happiness and delight in your life.


KennyT 1/1/10 15:53


Erica 1/1/10 16:05

I love meatballs! The sesame seeds are a fantastic idea. Those meatballs look and sound wonderful.

Happy new year, Angie!

Heavenly Housewife 1/1/10 16:44

I adore this recipe. I am going to bookmark it. I can tell this is going to be a winner.
*kisses* HH

doggybloggy 1/1/10 16:58

the sesame seeds are making this extra special for me - beautiful - I have some black sesame seeds I wonder how they would work!

Katy ~ 1/1/10 17:03

These meatballs are unique, and I'll wager taste as delicious as they look. I would love to try them, but we have a seed allergy in this house (not me, grins). I am intrigued by this recipe!

homeladychef 1/1/10 17:07

Angie, Happy New Year! Can see that your photos are getting bigger & nicer too!

Velva 1/1/10 17:33

Sesame seeds what a creative way to enjoy meatballs-Love it!!!

Angie: Happy New Year to you!

Chow and Chatter 1/1/10 17:50

oh wow these are awesome going to make these for sure,

have a great new years day

love Rebecca

Chef E 1/1/10 18:07

Wow, I was just talking about a new Syrian owned restaurant that opened here, and I love the food. Now I have a new discussion for them, and a great recipe to try out! You keep out doing yourself on this wonderful food!!!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 1/1/10 18:08

Oooh Angie! I thought you made Jin Dui!!! I just ate some today! Interesting that you made them in a meatball version! Happy New Year!

Ivy 1/1/10 18:12

I've never heard of these before but I love the sesame crust. Happy New Year! I hope your 2010 is filled with good health, happiness and prosperity!

Sarah 1/1/10 18:55

These look amazing! My kids and hubby would love them.

pigpigscorner 1/1/10 19:22

Looks so good with the sesame seeds! yummy!

kothiyavunu 1/1/10 19:34

Awesome sesame meat balls...YUM!!

MaryMoh 1/1/10 19:48

These meatballs look very delicious. They would be great as starters or for parties and picnics. I love the sesame coatings. That would give a very beautiful crunch and flavour. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year, Angie!

ICook4Fun 1/1/10 20:54

Just like Ju I thought you made Jin Dui :) Happy New Year Angie!

girlichef 1/1/10 22:06

I love all of the flavors in this meatball...and the sesame seed topping...awesome!! Happy New Year, Angie :D

Fresh Local and Best 1/1/10 22:30

These meatballs are fantastic! You have so many great recipes! Happy new year!

Gulmohar 1/1/10 23:49

That looks so tempting...would be a great starter :-) Wish you a wonderful 2010 Angie !!!

Ho Ho Ho 2/1/10 03:20

Looks so yum... made me crave for jin deui...

Pari 2/1/10 07:15

Wish you a very happy new year.

♥peachkins♥ 2/1/10 09:00

meatballs covered in sesame seeds..looks fantastic

Thessa 2/1/10 09:17

The sesame seeds on these look amazing! Happy New Year to you too!

Angie's Recipes 2/1/10 09:17

Thank you all, my friends!

wenn 2/1/10 14:48

meat balls n sesame are my favorite.

My Little Space 2/1/10 15:12

I'm sure this is delicious! Love the crunchy sesame flavour. Taste like 'Jin Deui'!=)

zurin 2/1/10 16:40

oh my gosh Angie..that looks amazing!!! It just has to be trying :))))

Anonymous 2/1/10 16:45

Totally gorgeous Angie ! These would make an incredible appetiser ! and sooo pretty i bet everyone will be impressed. I have never heard of Syrian meat balls before...i will definitely try it out with ground lamb ( our favorite). A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family too !

Rosa's Yummy Yums 2/1/10 18:35

They must taste great! A wonderful recipe.

Happy New year!



Mother Rimmy 2/1/10 22:05

These look absolutely delicious! I'll definitely be giving them a try!

Donna-FFW 3/1/10 01:13

How delicious they look covered in sesame seeds. What a fantastic dish! Happy New Year to you!

Cheah 3/1/10 01:33

At first glance looks like 'Jin Deui' or 'Chee Mar Choe', diffference is it's savoury. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Trissa 3/1/10 07:03

Interesting - to use rice to fill the balls. I do love learning about the cuisine of other cultures. Thanks for sharing!

Mythreyi Dilip 3/1/10 07:10

These meatballs looks delectable with sesame coating...........


s 3/1/10 13:49

absolutely stunning pics...all of of a genius!

Anncoo 3/1/10 13:57

This definitely looks like 煎堆, wish I can taste some ;D

Peanutts 3/1/10 14:53

Yummm, never saw meat balls and sesame seeds great idea

Aux délices des gourmets 3/1/10 18:04

tes boulettes sont très originales j'aime beaucoup
j'en prends note
bonne soirée

nora@ffr 3/1/10 19:04

oh my!!! i sooo sooo love meatballs!! especially beef :) angie m loving the idea of sesame seed topping! :)

Anonymous 3/1/10 23:25

How unique are these meatball! I have never heard of them and am intrigued by them. Thanks for sharing.

3 hungry tummies 4/1/10 10:24

This looks fantastic, I can imagine how tasty it can be with the sesame crust!!

tobias kocht! 4/1/10 14:18

Delicious to have them coated with sesame seeds.

Dodol & Mochi 4/1/10 17:40

Interesting, Angie! But, they do look like our 煎堆!


Tasty Eats At Home 4/1/10 21:00

These look so tasty! Tell me, how much oil do you put in the pan to fry? Are you just coating the pan, or are you putting in several inches?

sophia 5/1/10 02:06

Angie, you're genius! I love the sesame-seed coating...ooh they almost look like those Chinese desserts, the sesame seed balls with red bean filling! Ah, I just want to bite into one...or several! Or all! ;-)

noobcook 5/1/10 03:26

They look so delish especially coated in the sesame seeds!

tasteofbeirut 5/1/10 06:00

Happy New Year 2010! Never saw these Syrian meatballs before they look so yummy; I am addicted to anything with sesame seeds anyway!
XOXO, Joumana

Angie's Recipes 5/1/10 09:52

Thanks a million for leaving me all these lovely comments! I am so much obliged!
@Tasty Eats At Home: I used generally a few of inches of oil to deep fry.

Jennie 5/1/10 16:53

Angie, I love these meatballs! I am so making them! Happy New Year!


theUngourmet 6/1/10 05:58

These really caught my eye. I love the sesame seeds! I've got to try this recipe!!

Kitchen Butterfly 6/1/10 20:32

Angie, these look stunning and they would make perfect mini bites for a dinner party!!!!!!! I have black smoked sesame seeds, one to try. Happy New Year

Kathleen 11/1/10 10:04

I love arabic food! These sound incredible!

Sook 12/1/10 01:27

oh my goodness. these look amazing!

petite nyonya 17/1/10 16:13

These meatballs look so good!! With all the sesame seeds coated around make these meatballs really hard to resist! I would love to try this.


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