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ground beef, lamb or pork (or combination)
finely minced yellow onion
garlic, peeled and finely minced
almond meal (or grind whole almonds to cornmeal consistency)
finely ground breadcrumbs (any rustic bread, barra de pan, ciabatta, etc.)
spanish smoked paprika, or more if desired
mayonnaise (olive oil mayo or regular, your choice)
orange zest, finely grated
cracked black pepper, to taste
How to Make Spanish Meatballs
1Place the meat in a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Combine.
2Cover bowl and chill the meatball mixture at least 30 minutes. Chilling the meat makes it easier to form into balls.
3Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use an oiled small cookie dough scoop and arrange meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
4Bake the meatballs about 30 minutes or until browned. Turn the meatballs over and the baking sheet around at the halfway mark for even browning.
Transfer the meatballs to a plate lined with paper towels and drain then arrange on a serving platter.
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Posted: Tue, Aug 12, 2014