Meatballs A La Smyrna

Meatballs A La Smyrna
Meatballs A La Smyrna

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO SAUCE:

  • 1

    can peeled tomatoes - (2 lbs, 3 oz) mashed

  • 1

    can tomato paste - (6 oz)

  • 1

    garlic clove minced

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • MEATBALLS:

  • 1

    pound ground meat

  • 2

    slices bread crumbed

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper or to taste

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cumin seed

  • 1

    garlic clove minced

  • 1

    dash cinnamon

  • 1/4

    pound butter

Directions

Tomato Sauce: In saucepan, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic if desired, bay leaf, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour. Meatballs: Combine meat, bread, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, and cinnamon. Shape into small sausages and brown in butter. When cooked, drop into tomato sauce and add any butter and drippings left in the pan in which the meatballs were browned. This is excellent served over rice, manestra, macaroni, or mashed potatoes. This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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