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Greek Meatballs With Lemon Sauce

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Ingredients
  Chuck 2 Pound
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White rice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Beef bouillon cubes 4
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 4
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
To make meatballs:
1. In medium bowl, combine chuck, onion, rice, parsley, salt and pepper with 1/4 cup cold water.
2. Using hands mix well to combine and shape mixture into meatballs, 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
3. In large kettle, combine bouillon cubes, butter and 4 cups water and bring to boiling.
4. Drop meatballs, one by one, into boiling liquid.
5. Return to boiling reduce heat and simmer covered 50 minutes.
To make lemon sauce:
6. In top of double boiler, over hot, not boiling, water, using rotary beater, beat eggs with 2 tablespoons cold water until light and fluffy.
7. Remove 1/4 cup hot bouillon from kettle gradually add to egg mixture, beating constantly.
8. Gradually stir in lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
9. Add salt and remove from heat.
10. Let it stand over hot water for 5 minutes before serving.
FINALIZING
11. With slotted spoon, remove meatballs to serving dish and pour sauce over them.

SERVING
12. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
13. Serve the meatballs with cooked rice or mashed potatoes, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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