Spicy Meatballs in Pomegranate BBQ Sauce | Iftar Recipes

Spicy Meatballs in Pomegranate BBQ Sauce

The spicy and sweet flavours blend together to make a savory main course or even as an appetizer. This unlikely combination will definitely leave you wanting for more.


  • For the meatballs:
  • 250 g lean minced beef
  • 250 g spicy sausages, removed from casing
  • 250 g regular sausages, removed from casing
  • ¼ cups hot water
  • 1 cube MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ loaf French bread, cut into small pieces
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 cube MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • ½ cup dibis ramman
  • ⅓ cup BBQ sauce

How to Prepare

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and place oven rack to middle position.
  2. Line the bottom of an oven tray with aluminum paper for easy clean up.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine minced meat and both types of sausages until evenly mixed.
  4. Add water and crumbled MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon, oregano, basil, garlic and onions and mix for another 3-4 mins with hand or a wooden spoon.
  5. Gradually mix in the small bread pieces until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Shape mixture into golf-ball size meat balls and place on oven tray. Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 mins or until meatballs are cooked and golden on top.
  7. Meanwhile to prepare sauce, melt butter on medium heat and sauté onions in a saucepan until soft; add Water, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and remaining ingredients. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally until sauce slightly thickens.
  8. To serve, place cooked meatballs in a mixing bowl, cover with sauce and toss around to ensure all meatballs are covered. Serve hot in a serving.
  9. Chef’s Tips: Meatballs can be made in advance and kept in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 350.00 Kcal
Protein: 19.00 g
Carbohydrate: 21.00 g
Fats: 22.00 g

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