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Meatballs With Hot Mexican Sauce

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For meatballs
  Minced pork 2 Pound (1 Kilogram)
  Onion 1 Large, finely grated
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ground almonds 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Fresh breadcrumbs 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, freshly chopped
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Medium dry sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For sauce
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Soft brown sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 6 Medium, peeled, seeded and chopped
  Green pepper 1 Medium, pith and seeds removed and thinly sliced
  Red pepper 1 Medium, pith and seeds removed and thinly sliced
  Green chili 1 , finely chopped
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Beef stock 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
  Cornflour 2 Teaspoon
  Medium dry sherry 4 Tablespoon

Mix together all the ingredients for the meat balls except the butter and oil, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Knead well with your hands, then form the mixture into about 36 walnut-sized balls and set aside.
Melt the butter with the oil in a frying pan.
Add the meatballs, in batches, and fry for 6 to 8 minutes or until they are evenly browned.
Remove the meatballs from the pan and keep warm while you make the sauce.
Add the onion, garlic and brown sugar to the frying pan and fry until the onion is soft and golden brown.
Stir in the tomatoes, peppers, chilli, cayenne, paprika and parsley and simmer for a further 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the stock with salt and pepper to taste and bring to the boil.
Dissolve the cornflour in the sherry.
Stir a little of the hot sauce into the mixture, then stir into the sauce.
Add the meatballs, cover the pan and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
Transfer the meatballs and sauce to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately, with noodles or rice.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3350 Calories from Fat 1934

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 216 g331.8%

Saturated Fat 72.5 g362.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 769.9 mg256.6%

Sodium 2444.2 mg101.8%

Total Carbohydrates 174 g58.2%

Dietary Fiber 31.8 g127.2%

Sugars 67.4 g

Protein 175 g350.5%

Vitamin A 317.9% Vitamin C 801.8%

Calcium 58.6% Iron 107.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meatballs With Hot Mexican Sauce Recipe