Kefta Tajine | طاجين الكفتة | Moroccan Recipe

Kefta Tajine

Kefta Tajine

Recipe in Arabic: طاجين الكفتة

Kefta with eggs is a traditional and delicious Moroccan recipe. You can prepare it with eggs or without it. This dish is also called: Moroccan meatballs tajine, Kufta, Kafta. The recipe is very easy to make and should not take a long time to prepare. Simply follow these steps:

We will prepare the meatballs and the sauce for the meatballs separately. Then we will mix them together at the end.

Meatballs Ingredients:

  • 1 kg ground beef
  • ½ chopped onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bouquet of parsley and cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder

Ingredients for the meatball sauce

  • 1 and ½ kg tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt


  1. On a plate, place the ground beef and add all the spices above (dedicated to the meatball only), mix everything very well then form small balls.
  2. On a cooking pot, put diced tomatoes, olive oil and all the spices above (dedicated to the meatball sauce) on medium heat.
  3. After 7 minutes, add the meatballs (kefta) and let cook until done (or 15 minutes later).
  4. Finally add eggs, chopped coriander and parsley, and let cook for an extra 5 min.

You can slightly change the above ingredients and preparation for Kefta Tajine to match your needs and taste.

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