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Meatballs with Rice in Garlic and Tomato Sauce

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  Minced beef 1 Pound (500 Gram)
  Grated onion 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped fresh mint 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Long grain rice 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Fruity olive oil 4 Tablespoon
For tomato sauce
  Onion 4 Ounce, finely chopped (100 Gram)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Use Freshly Ground)
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 2 Pound, skinned, seeded and flesh chopped (1 Kilogram)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Water 4 Fluid Ounce (125 Milliliter)
  Finely chopped fresh basil 1 Tablespoon

Put the minced beef in a bowl with the grated onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, parsley, mint and pepper and add salt.
Rinse then scald the rice by pouring boiling water over it in a bowl; leave to soak for 5 minutes.
Drain and add to the beef and mix all the ingredients well.
Form small sausage shapes.
Heat the oil in a large heavy frying-pan and fry the meatballs until brown.
Drain on kitchen paper.
Add the onion to the oil remaining in the pan and fry over gentle heat until transparent.
Add the garlic, cinnamon and honey and stir until caramelized.
Add the tomato, season and simmer for about 15 minutes until the sauce has reduced.
Add 125 ml (4 fl oz) of herb broth or water and the meatballs.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with herbs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2033 Calories from Fat 1086

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 122 g187.5%

Saturated Fat 33.2 g166%

Trans Fat 3.4 g

Cholesterol 281.3 mg93.8%

Sodium 793.8 mg33.1%

Total Carbohydrates 141 g47.1%

Dietary Fiber 23.1 g92.5%

Sugars 46.6 g

Protein 108 g216.2%

Vitamin A 247.1% Vitamin C 329.6%

Calcium 52.4% Iron 119.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meatballs With Rice In Garlic And Tomato Sauce Recipe