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Mexican Meatballs

Posted on 2012-08-14
Mexican Meatballs
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These Mexican Meatballs are my favourite meatballs. Depending on the crowd you are going to feed, you can make these meatballs mild or spicy. Serve with white rice, pasta or bread.


Yield: Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

    For meatballs:

  • 750 g ground beef (I used extra lean ground beef)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, grated on the small holes of a box grater
  • 1/4 cup bread crumb
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt
  • For sauce:

  • 5 medium tomatoes, grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 5 tablespoons crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • canola oil
  • salt to taste
INSTRUCTIONS

First prepare the sauce: Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced onions and saute until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute or until fragrant. Then add the grated tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, oregano, chilli powder, cumin and salt. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasonings to taste and set aside.

Mexican Meatballs

Using your hand, mix the ground beef, egg, grated onion, turmeric powder, ground cumin, oregano, garlic powder, bread crumb and salt, in a large bowl until well mixed.

Mexican Meatballs

Roll into golf ball-size meatballs.

Mexican Meatballs

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown the meatballs on all sides, about 4-5 minutes (Do not crowd the pan by stacking the meatballs. Cook in a single layer. Do not over-cook).

Mexican Meatballs

Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Place the meatballs into an 11x8-inch baking dish.

Mexican Meatballs

Spoon the sauce over the meatballs.

Mexican Meatballs

Bake until cooked through, about 35-40 minutes. Serve immediately with pasta, white rice or bread.

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Posted by Anne Klassen on 2016-01-16
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