Albondigas: Spanish Meatballs

30 Dec

This simple, cheap, meal became one of Andrews new favorite dishes.  I made this for Tuesday night, and then Andrew wanted it again for Wednesday night dinner too!  I added some curry powder and garam masala, which gave it a  slightly different flavor.  Seems like I could make different variations of this ever night and Andrew would eat it!

Albondigas Con Salsa De Tomate

from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Peptita Aris


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper + pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Thyme or parsley for garnish
  • Rice (optional)


Directions:
1) Start cooking rice.  Place ground beef, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, egg yolk, thyme, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix gently to combine. Shape into 12 equal sized meatballs.

2) Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Saute meatballs, turning several times, until brown, about 5 minutes.

3) Add tomatoes and rosemary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, over low heat for 15 minutes until tomatoes are pulpy and meatballs cooked through. Sprinkle with thyme or parsley.

4) Remove meatballs from pan, add hot rice.  Mix thoroughly.   Serve hot serves 2.

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