Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce - Albondigas
Spanish Tapas recipe for Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato
Sauce (Albondigas) comes from Chef Ewa of Finca
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g ( 8 oz) minced beef or lamb
1 onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp dry sherry
250 g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tbs pimenton picante (Spanish spicy paprika)
pinch of sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh thyme, to garnish
to make Albondigas
the minced beef or lamb in a bowl.
the onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
well then shape the mixture into 12 small, firm meatballs.
the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs
for 5 minutes, turning frequently until evenly browned.
the tomatoes, sherry, pimenton and sugar, with salt
and pepper to taste.
and cook gently for 15 minutes until the tomatoes
are pulpy and the meatballs are cooked.