Saturday, July 3, 2010

Only Meat Ball

Meat Ball is a kind of food stuff that is basically made up from ground meat rolled into a small ball with all the ingredients like breadcrumbs, onion, spices and eggs if needed. They are prepared by hands after that they are cookd by baking, frying , steaming and braising in the sauce.There is a large variety of meat balls in kofta family in India. To prepare this :

Only Meat Ball

All you need:

For meat balls

* 2 Eggs (medium size)

* 50 g (2 oz) Pecorino Romano cheese (freshly grated) - alternatively you can use Parmesan cheese

* 500 g (1.1 lb) minced beef

* 2 Eggs (medium size)

* 1 Clove of garlic (finely chopped)

* 50 g (2 oz) Breadcrumbs (finely grated)

* 1 g (½ tsp) Ground black pepper

* 1 Clove of garlic (finely chopped)

* 2 g (½ tsp) Salt

* 60 ml (2 fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil

* A small handful of flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)

For Gravy:

* 1 Clove of garlic (finely chopped)

* 450 g (1 lb) Chopped tomatoes (usually 1 can)

* 60 g (2 ½ oz) Tomato purèe

* 1 Small sized onion (finely chopped)

* 150 ml (5 fl oz) Hot water for the gravy preparation

For final stage:

* Salt and ground pepper for seasoning

* A couple of sprigs of flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)

* 600 ml (1 pint) Hot water

How to make:

* Start with preparing the meatballs combining all the ingredients (except the olive oil) add meat and eggs.

* Mix all then add the Pecorino Romano cheese.

* Add chopped parsley and garlic, bred crumbs and salt.

* Add black pepper and mix properly, then make balls take care it should not break.

* Now fry the balls in olive oil make it light golden brown use non stick pan.

* Place them on the tray.

* Strain the oil because it would be used for gravy.

* Take frying pan heat the oil add chopped onion garlic and tomato puree.

* Add 150 ml of hot water cook it when gravy is done remove the pan from heat.

* Now in big frying pan add chopped tomatoes , gravy,reserved browned meatballs.

* Add water around 600 ml.

* Then add chopped parsely and salt.

* Mix properly cook for 15 min,simmer for about 2 ½ hours .After 1 ½ hours simmering, check for seasoning

* Serve and Enjoy!

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