BASIC MEATBALLS RECIPE

Hello foodies, today I will be sharing with you one of my favorite recipe which is the "Meatball recipe", it's somewhat easy to make and the meatballs comes out tender and yummy. You can use any ground meat of your choice like beef,lamb,turkey,chicken e.t.c. But ensure your meat has little fat because it prevents the meatball from getting tough when cooking. Most people mix their ground beef with pork to make it tender but I can't because "pork" is Haram. Cook with tomato sauce and serve with steamed rice or pasta over dinner.

MEATBALL RECIPE






Preparation 🕰: 15 mins 
Cooking 🕰: 30 mins 
Difficulty: Easy 
Servings: 28-30 meatballs 



INGREDIENTS 


500g lean ground beef 
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, finely minced
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 Large Egg
1 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup chili sauce
 340g Tomato pasta sauce 


PREPARATION 


1: Preheat oven to 400F/200C/Gas5. Line a rectangular baking sheet and set aside.

2: Combine the milk and breadcrumbs in a small bowl and set aside.

3: In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg until blended and whisk in the salt, black pepper,  grated cheese and parsley.

4: Add the ground beef to the egg mixture and mix together, then add the onions, garlic and soaked bread crumbs and mix thoroughly with your fingers or stiff spatula. Try not to overwork the meat and do not knead the meat. 

5: Pinch off a piece of the meat and roll gently between your hands to form a ball.  Place the ball in prepared baking sheet and repeat until all the meat mixture is used making about 28-30 balls.

6: Bake in preheated oven for about 15 mins or until the meat is no longer pink in center and juice is clear.

7: In a saucepan, bring the chili sauce and tomato sauce to simmer on medium heat, add the meatballs to fit in the pan. cover and simmer for 15 mins or until the meatballs are hot and cooked through. 

Remove from heat and serve immediately with steamed rice.

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