4 October 2008

Spanish Meatballs

This Spanish meatball recipe was given to us by the owner of a bar in a nearby village. A great recipe as a main meal and good tapas too as they can be eaten hot or cold.


500g minced beef
3-4 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 egg (beaten)
4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 slices stale bread
white wine
olive oil

How to cook:

1. In a blender or mortar, crush 2 cloves of garlic with the parsley and mix with a dash of white wine.

2. Place this mixture in a large bowl with the mince, mix well and then leave to stand for 20 minutes.

3. Place the bread in a shallow dish and cover with the milk. Leave to soak for a few minutes

4. Add the bread, egg, salt and pepper to the mince and knead until all the ingredients are mixed together.

5. Make small balls and roll each one in flour.

6. Cook in plenty of hot oil until they turn golden brown, drain and place in a casserole dish.

For the sauce:

1. Finely chop the onion and the remaining garlic
2. Place a little oil from the meatballs into a casserole dish or large earthenware dish
3. Add the onion and garlic and gently fry until they begin to brown.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes and about half a glass of white wine.
5. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes
6. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and then place in a moderate oven for 20 - 25 minutes.

Serve with fresh crusty bread, a tall beer or glass or red. Enjoy..


Shionge said...

I know nothing beats the taste of beef but can I replace this with minced pork?? This is too yummy looking

Cutie said...

I do make my own meatballs. BUt I never put in white wine. Does the wine really gives a better taste to the meatballs?

Meg said...

Looks amazing!

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Shionge: A good minced pork would serve just as well, I also like a little sage in mine as well :)

Cutie: Its not essential but does throw a small twist in the recipe - gets the guests guessing and helps combine a nice mixture of flavours.

Meg: Thanks for passing by the blog, glad you enjoyed the recipe!