Albondigas

Category, , DifficultyBeginner

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Yields4 Servings

 680 g Minced beef
 6 Cloves of garlic
 5 Medium eggs
 1 Onion
 Flour for mixing
 3 Tomatoes
 Olive oil for cooking (could use alternative oils)
 1 tsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Saffron (threads)
 ½ tsp Oregano (dried)
 ½ tsp Parsley (dried)
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 ½ tsp Salt

1

Combine the ground beef, minced garlic, parsley, black pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add the eggs and mix well until evenly blended

2

Place flour on a plate and flour your hands. Form each meatball and coat with flour

3

Pour a cup of olive oil into a large non-stick frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once the olive oil is hot, add the meatballs into the pan and fry for 2 minutes each side until golden.

4

Remove the meatballs from the pan and place them in a plate. Keep the frying-pan with the used oil to make the tomato sauce.

5

Chop the onion and cook over low heat for 10 minutes in the same frying-pan with the already used olive oil. Add a pinch of salt.

6

Peel and dice the tomatoes and add them to the saucepan with the sugar to cut the acidity (add your favourite spices such as basil or oregano). Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

7

Use the blender to make the tomato sauce.
Place saffron and a pinch of salt into a spice mortar. Grind for 3 – 4 minutes.
Heat 2 cups of water and add it to the mortar and dissolve.

8

Place meatballs, tomato sauce and dissolved saffron into a large pot. Cook and stir over low heat for 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy your Spanish meatballs!

Ingredients

 680 g Minced beef
 6 Cloves of garlic
 5 Medium eggs
 1 Onion
 Flour for mixing
 3 Tomatoes
 Olive oil for cooking (could use alternative oils)
 1 tsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Saffron (threads)
 ½ tsp Oregano (dried)
 ½ tsp Parsley (dried)
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 ½ tsp Salt

Directions

1

Combine the ground beef, minced garlic, parsley, black pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add the eggs and mix well until evenly blended

2

Place flour on a plate and flour your hands. Form each meatball and coat with flour

3

Pour a cup of olive oil into a large non-stick frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once the olive oil is hot, add the meatballs into the pan and fry for 2 minutes each side until golden.

4

Remove the meatballs from the pan and place them in a plate. Keep the frying-pan with the used oil to make the tomato sauce.

5

Chop the onion and cook over low heat for 10 minutes in the same frying-pan with the already used olive oil. Add a pinch of salt.

6

Peel and dice the tomatoes and add them to the saucepan with the sugar to cut the acidity (add your favourite spices such as basil or oregano). Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

7

Use the blender to make the tomato sauce.
Place saffron and a pinch of salt into a spice mortar. Grind for 3 – 4 minutes.
Heat 2 cups of water and add it to the mortar and dissolve.

8

Place meatballs, tomato sauce and dissolved saffron into a large pot. Cook and stir over low heat for 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy your Spanish meatballs!

Albondigas