On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat foods with symbolic importance. When it comes to pomegranates, however, the symbolism lies in the fruit itself. By eating the pomegranate, we express our wish for a year filled with as many merits as a pomegranate has seeds. The sauce is so easy to put together, we are using pomegranate juice, molasses/honey, some spices and that’s it! Garnish with fresh pom seeds and parsley, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful & delicious Rosh Hashana Entre!
2 cups 100% Pomegranate juice ( we used Pom company)
1 cup Ketchup
2-3 tbsp. Molasses/Honey*
1/2 tsp. all spice
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 frozen garlic cube/ 1 fresh garlic clove minced
2 heaping tsps. chicken soup mix
Sauce: Bring all ingredients to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
Mixture: While the sauce is cooking, prep the meatballs. Combine all ingredients together, and form small- medium size balls (whatever your preference) and place into sauce gently. Cover and cook on a low flame for 1 1/2 hours. Just let it cook and forget about it. The meat becomes soft and is the best texture. The sauce also thickens a bit:)
* We used molasses here. It gives that nice dark color and sweetness. But feel free to swap for a honey, and adjust to how sweet you like it.
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