Chick-peas provide bulk. They are ground but not cooked.
Drain chick-peas in a colander, then grind them finely in a food processor. Mix everything together except water which should be coming to a hard boil in a large pot.
To prepare meatballs: Moisten clean hands lightly with cold water and roll meat and chick-pea mixture into balls that are about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
Put the meatballs into boiling water, one at a time, and simmer over moderate heat for 45 minutes. The meatballs may also be cooked in a light chicken broth. Serve meatballs & soup separately with bread, rice, & pickles.
Serves 8. About 18 meatballs
Contributor: pat ciesla
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