Wonderful Meatballs for Cold Days

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.

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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

1 egg

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.

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I let them rest on a kitchen paper, to absorb excess fat.

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In the meantime, the tomato sauce is being cooked  bit further, and i add the meatballs to the deep pan with the tomato sauce

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But the results are great beautiful, and so good, we eat it along with a plain couscous (steamed semolina )

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Bonn Appetite !

Irit ♥

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