Meatballs With Tomato Relish

READY IN: 35mins




  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Make tomato relish by mixing the strained tomatoes and cremed horseradish together in a small bowl.
  • Cover and set aside until required.
  • Put the onion, garlic, and 2 teaspoons of water in a small pan and let simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Increase the heat, bring to a boil and cook until all the water has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, teat the bread into pieces and place in a small bowl.
  • Add enough cold water just to cover and let soak for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze the excess water from the bread and place in a bowl with the ground beef, onion and garlic mixture, beet, paprika, thyme and egg.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Form the mixture into 24 small balls between the palms of your hands.
  • Tread 3 balls onto each of 8 metal skewers and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until well browned.
  • Transfer to serving dish, garnish with few sprigs of fresh thyme if desired and serve with the tomato relish.