Moroccan Lamb Meatball Stew With Butternut Squash

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“Ground lamb was the inspiration for this dish. I also wanted to use a butternut squash and some couscous I had on hand, so after surfing for recipes I used a combination of ingredients I liked the most and this stew was born.”

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  1. For meatballs: combine ground lamb through garlic, salt and pepper, form into 1 inch balls. Sautee in 2 tablespoons oil approximately 20 minutes turning to brown evenly. They should be firm enough to hold their shape when added to the stew.
  2. While meatballs cook, prepare stew.
  3. For stew: Place 2 tbsp oil in medium hot pan, add butternut squash and sautee about 5 minutes, add onion and cook till translucent, add bell peppers and garlic, cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, spices, chicken broth, and raisins,
  4. cook till squash is almost tender, about 10 minutes. Add more broth or water if needed. Mixture should be a little soupy, squash will thicken stew as it cooks.
  5. Add meatballs to stew and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  6. Serve over couscous for a traditional Moroccan style, or with any grain you prefer.

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