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    Home-Style Meatballs (Albondigas Caseras)

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    45 mins

    kenk's Note:

    The word "tapa" in Spanish means top or cover (there are other meanings) Spain has many bars - one for every 120 persons. They are usually small and run by families. Coffee, water, soft drinks and liquor. They serve food also. They have the time and ingredients for these small dishes. In the early days tapas were served on small dishes placed as a cover over drinks. The tapas were small and sometimes they were free or sold for a small price. Today the dishes are larger and expensive. (4) recipes of the most commonly found tapas all over Spain.

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    1. 1
      In a bowl, combine the beef, veal, and pork with bread crumbs, 4 cloves of garlic, the eggs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
    2. 2
      Form into cocktail-size meatballs. Dust with flour.
    3. 3
      Saute the meatballs in a casserole with olive oil until well browned on all sides.
    4. 4
      Add onion, remaining clove of garlic, and green pepper.
    5. 5
      Cook until onion is wilted.
    6. 6
      Add the tomato, wine, broth, salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 12, 2010


      Excellent meatballs! I've been making them from this recipe for an annual Christmas party for the last 5 years or so, I'm not allowed to come to the party without them! Must be that bit of nutmeg in there that gives it an extra special taste, and the sauce is perfect. Make them and enjoy!

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    • on December 09, 2007


      The combination of meats makes a lovely flavored meat ball- this, in combination with the herbs, gives a WOW performance. I made a couple of changes - First I made the whole recipe up to adding the onions-peppers etc. I froze all but 8 meat balls - these I browned but did not simmer them in the wine nor the broth. I served them on a bun like my regular Saturday night special burger - It rates at least an 8 out of 5. Thanks Kenk for posting

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    • on November 13, 2007


      Lovely little meatballs! I browned them in the oven to cut the fat a bit--otherwise followed instructions. Next time, I think I will double up on the sauce ingredients.

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    Nutritional Facts for Home-Style Meatballs (Albondigas Caseras)

    Serving Size: 1 (1780 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3702.4
    Calories from Fat 2420
    Total Fat 268.9 g
    Saturated Fat 96.9 g
    Cholesterol 1159.0 mg
    Sodium 6523.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 88.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
    Sugars 17.4 g
    Protein 200.1 g

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