Albondigas


Introduction

Albondigas is a traditional Spanish dish consisting of meatballs in a tomato-based sauce. It is typically made with beef or pork, but can also be made with lamb or chicken. The meatballs can be either fried or baked, and are often served with rice, potatoes, or bread.

Ingredients

-1 kg ground beef
-1 onion, diced
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 egg
-1/2 cup bread crumbs
-1/4 cup milk
-1 tablespoon parsley
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-1/2 cup flour
-1/4 cup olive oil
-2 cans (800g each) crushed tomatoes
-1/4 cup chopped parsley

Method

1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, milk, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

2. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.

3. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge meatballs in flour, shaking off any excess.

4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides.

5. Add crushed tomatoes and parsley. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Potential changes & improvements

-For a healthier version, bake the meatballs instead of frying them.
-Add different herbs and spices to the sauce for more flavor.
-Try using different types of ground meat, such as lamb or chicken.

What other food it works well with

-Rice
-Potatoes
-Bread

Common Mistakes

-Not mixing the ingredients well enough before shaping the meatballs.
-Not browning the meatballs before adding them to the sauce.
-Not letting the sauce simmer long enough.

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 590
-Fat: 39g
-Saturated Fat: 13g
-Cholesterol: 143mg
-Sodium: 1060mg
-Carbohydrates: 30g
-Fiber: 5g
-Sugar: 10g
-Protein: 37g

Allergens

-Beef
-Egg
-Milk
-Parsley
-Flour
-Tomatoes


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