How to make meat balls (mediterranean flavour)
Almost in every cuisine there a recipe of meat balls. The differences are spices and sauces. Mediterranean flavors are tomatoes, garlic, onions, parsley. And pine seeds.
To start the sauce onions, garlic, pepper, salt, green chili and 2 TBsp of olive oil.
In a deep skillet. Put 2 TBsp of olive oil add the onions. Start sweating them.
Add the garlic
The green chili
1.2 kg 8 peices
Prepare to peel. And dip in boiling water
Peeled and pittd
Crush the tomatoes by hand or by the potato masher.
Add in the skilet
I used 2 green bell peppers grilled
Or you can broil them in the oven
Grilled bell pepper and chopped
Add over tomatoes
30 g grilled or raw
500 g of filet steak. Beef or lamb. It is a personal choice. In Lebanon they mix beef and lamb. But mostly lamb is used.
Put the pine seeds. Pulse until you get a coarse consistency
Then add 1 diced small onion, 1/2 bunch minced parsley, 4 TBsp of olive oil, 1TBsp flaxseed, 1TBsp tahini, salt and pepper. Pulse few times
Until you get that
The sauce is cooking
Form the meat balls. I use the 1tbsp measure to make them the same size as much as possible. I get 32-35 meat balls
Put them delicately in the sizzling sauce. Cover. Cook 5 mins the turn them cover and cook for another 5 mins. Here we are using filet steak. It is very tender. It doesn't need much time
Finish with the rest of the pine seeds and the minced parsley. Serve with rice or the way you like
- Recipe for 4-6 people
- 500.0g Filet steak beef or lamb
- 80.0g Pine seeds 30+50
- 6.0Tbsp Olive oil 2+4
- 2.0 Onions 1+1
- 1.0Tbsp Tahini
- 1.0Tbsp Flaxseed-ground
- 1.0bnch Parsley 1/2 + 1/2
- 1/4kg Tomatoes 9-10peeled & pitted
- 2.0kg Green bell pepper grilled
- 1.0 Green chili (according to taste)
- 1.0tsp Peppercorns/salt