Well-seasoned meatballs are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce for this Moroccan Spicy Meatball and Tomato Tagine. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to the dish. The meatballs can be made from lamb or beef mince, or a combination of the two. Use a traditional tagine or a deep, wide skillet with a lid.
Turkish Lahmacun is a baked flatbread topped with minced meat, onions, tomatoes, peppers and spices served with a side of parsley and a lemon wedge that add a hint of freshness. Try baking these Turkish spiced lamb and tomato flat breads on a heated pizza stone in the oven so that the crust and topping cook evenly.
Pljeskavica are Serbian hamburgers popular in one form or another throughout the Balkans. The name for these meat patties comes from pljesak, a word meaning “to clap the hands,” the motion used to form these thin, large burgers. They can be made with any combination of pork, lamb and beef and can be grilled, broiled, baked or pan fried, although grilling is traditional.