Sunday, May 26, 2013

Albóndigas Andaluz - A Spanish Meatball Recipe

Hey guys,

Today I provide you with a delicious Spanish meatball recipe from the family of my girlfriend. Albóndigas are served as tapas (appetizer) which are usually eaten as a snack or before a main dish, but they could also be used as a main dish. This meal is high in protein and low in carbs.

Ingredients:



- 18 oz. (approx.500g) ground meat
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 red or orange pepper
- 1 egg
- olive oil
- salt, pepper, marjoram, paprika (to taste)
- italian herbs
- 1-2 cans of chopped tomatoes (approx. 14-18 oz./400-800g)

Preparation:
Peel and chop the garic into small pieces. Then wash the pepper and cut it to thin slices. Take a bowl/jug and put the ground meat in it. Now add about the half amount of the garlic, the egg and the spices to the meat and mix it thoroughly. Afterwards mold the meatmix to small meatballs and fry them in a hot pan with some olive oil. Meanwhile grab a saucepan and heat it up with a dash of olive oil in it. Put the rest of the garlic and the pepper slices into the saucepan and braise it for some time (5-8 minutes). Now add the chopped tomatoes, some herbes (the ones you like; I suggest italian herbs) and salt and pepper to taste. When the meatballs are done add them to the saucepan and let the whole content simmer for 5 more minutes. Get a plate and arrange the Albóndigas on it. Enjoy!


Cheers,
Andi