SCD Cherry Meatballs

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Check out these sweet and savory cherry stewed meatballs! They are a traditional Syrian dish that has been adapted for the SCD diet! Handmade with whole cherries, fresh lemon, cinnamon, and a hint of honey! An all natural dish made with real ingredients that it sure to nourish any appetite! Here is the recipe! (Adapted from the cookbook Aromas of Aleppo, by Poopa Dweck)

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

Sauce:

  • 3 onions chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 packages of dark, sweet cherries 12 ounces each (no sugar added), or 1 lb fresh cherries, pitted
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice

Instructions: To make the sauce, sauté onions in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent. Add the cherries, cook on medium heat until the cherries start to let out water. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil. To make the meatballs, combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and knead thoroughly by hand. Form meatballs and add to the sauce. Bring to boil. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the sauce has thickened. Enjoy!

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