My Global Food Challenge


Somalia-Inspired Meatballs (Somalia)

Here is my meatball recipe from an Iskudheh Karis II (Meat Pilaf)

Yield: 8 – 10 servings


2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, finely minced
1/8 tsp cardamom
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 egg
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


Mix the ground beef all of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs. Mix well but do not overwork. Add breadcrumbs to the desired consistency. Brown the meatballs in oil until done.

Link to My Post on Somalia:

Cuisine: Somali

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef

Link to original Iskudheh Karis II (Meat Pilaf) recipe:

Iskudheh Karis (Meat Pilaf) is a traditional Somali recipe for a classic one-pot dish of rice and meat with onions in a spicy tomato base with chilies.

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 Somalia on map of Africa

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