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    Tapas-Style Meatballs

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    4 hrs 40 mins

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    3 hrs 40 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Meatballs

    Sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Meatballs--mix together the beef, pork, bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Refrigerate for about 1 hour to chill.
    3. 3
      Pour the flour into a shallow bowl; moisten your hands with water and divide them eat mixture into 20 even portions; roll portions into meatballs.
    4. 4
      Roll each meatball in flour, shake off the excess, and transfer to a baking sheet.
    5. 5
      Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.
    6. 6
      Brown half the meatballs in the skillet, 10-12 minutes; transfer to a plate.
    7. 7
      Wipe out the skillet and repeat with the remaining oil and meatballs, leaving the oil and caramelized bits in the skillet.
    8. 8
      Sauce--heat the skillet, with reserved oil, over med-low heat.
    9. 9
      Add the garlic, onion, leeks, and bay leaf and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 12-15 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
    11. 11
      Whisk in the stock and wine; increase the heat to med-high, and bring to a boil while whisking constantly.
    12. 12
      Decrease heat to med-low and simmer until thickened, 12-14 minutes.
    13. 13
      Let cool and discard the bay leaf.
    14. 14
      Puree the sauce in a blender in batches.
    15. 15
      Return the sauce to the skillet along with the meatballs and bring to a boil over med-high.
    16. 16
      Reduce the heat to med-low and simmer until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs are cooked through, 16-18 minutes.
    17. 17
      Season with salt and pepper.
    18. 18
      Divide between 6-inch or 7-inch cazuelas (earthenware dishes) or bowls to serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tapas-Style Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (545 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1587.2
     
    Calories from Fat 1189
    74%
    Total Fat 132.1 g
    203%
    Saturated Fat 43.5 g
    217%
    Cholesterol 331.5 mg
    110%
    Sodium 544.3 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.0 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    23%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 50.6 g
    101%

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