Beef, Ham and Shrimp Balls (Dominican Republic)

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the ground beef, ham, shrimp, onion, garlic, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes through the finest blade of a meat grinder, or chop everything as fine as possible and combine in a bowl.
  • Add the 2 eggs, one a time, mixing thoroughly.
  • Coarsely crumble enough saltine crackers to make about 1 1/2 cups, then crush with a rolling pin.
  • Mix the crackers, half a cup at a time, into the meat mixture with a wooden spoon, until the texture is smooth.
  • It should not be sloppy, but firm enough to hold its shape.
  • Next fold in the peas gently.
  • Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Add the balls to a pan of water enough to cover the balls, sliced onion and a bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cold.
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