These meatballs are our favorite lunch lately.
I got the recipe from a goof friend, they are eating them for years now, we just had the pleasure of tasting them lately, and since then i make them quit often.
You will need :
For the sauce:
1 Eggplant, cut to cubes and being marinated in salt for half hour
4-5 mature tomatoes, cut to cubes.
Tomatoes pasta, 50-100 gm
Hot paprika and salt, a bit of sugar.
I use a deep pan to soften and slightly fry them, using about 2 spoons of olive oil. You can add a bit more olive oil, the taste will be deeper, i try to be careful with the amount of fat i put into my food, however too little oil, will not give you good results.
When they gotten soft and cooked i add the tomato pasta, a bit of water, salt, sugar and hot paprika, and let that cook for a while.
I make the sauce and frying the meatballs at the same time, and when the meatballs are done, i add them to the sauce, let that boil for a while, and correct the seasoning.
For the meatballs you will need:
500 gm ground beef
A handful of parsley
One big ground Onion
Ground black pepper, salt
Bread crumbs to hold the mixture.
I fry them on a flat ceramic plated pan, using small amount of olive oil, the beef mixture releasing some fat while being fried. This process needs a bit of patient and learning, you need to learn the right density of the mixture that will not full a part, and flipping them easily.
I let them rest on a kitchen paper, to absorb excess fat.
In the meantime, the tomato sauce is being cooked bit further, and i add the meatballs to the deep pan with the tomato sauce
But the results are great beautiful, and so good, we eat it along with a plain couscous (steamed semolina )
Bonn Appetite !