Greek Style Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

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Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

Enjoy these meatballs with friends and family as I did and your cares will soon seem miles away!

Rating:

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Serves:
5
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

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    for the meatballs:
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    3 ½ lbs. fresh ground beef
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    4-5 cloves garlic – chopped fine
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    ½ cup italian parsley – chopped fine
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    ½ cup of grated romano or parmesan cheese
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    2 eggs
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    ¼ cup milk
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    2 slices white bread – crumbled
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    2 tablespoons olive oil
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    ¾ tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. cinnamon
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    1 tsp. sugar
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    2 tablespoons honey
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    1 slice of lemon – with rind – chopped fine
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    feta cheese for garnish
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    for the tomato sauce:
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    35 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
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    1 bunch scallions - chopped
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    1 onion – sliced
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    3-4 cloves garlic – chopped
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    ½ cup italian parsley – chopped
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    1 slice of lemon – with rind
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    1 tbs. sugar
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    1 tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    ¼ tsp. red pepper
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    ½ tsp. turmeric
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    ½ tsp. cinnamon
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    1 tsp. dried oregano
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    2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make Greek Style Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. For the Meatballs:
    Combine all of the above ingredients, except the Feta cheese, in a bowl and mix with your hands. Do not over mix. Form into desired size meatballs.

    For frying the meatballs:

    Heat a large cast iron frying pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    When the meatballs are a nice golden on one side gently roll over and continue cooking.

    The meatballs are done when they are completely golden and slightly firm.

    For the Tomato Sauce:
    Heat a sauce pan with the olive oil. Add the lemon slice, scallions, onions, garlic and parsley; sauté until the onion slightly clear and the garlic fragrant. Add the tomatoes and the seasonings and simmer on low for approximately one hour.

    Gently, crush the tomatoes with a masher.

    Taste the sauce to adjust the seasonings.

    When the meatballs are cooked gently add them to the sauce and leave on a low heat. The meatballs add a delicious flavor to the sauce.

    Serve garnished with Feta cheese.

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