Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
400 g regular ground beef
1/4 cup short grain rice, washed, drained
1/2 cup flour
1 onion, grated
4-5 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 cups water
Place flour on a large plate. Knead all the kofte ingredients in a bowl. Break off small pieces and give a small ball shape with your palms. Place them in the flour.
Meanwhile, saute the onion with olive oil and butter for a couple minutes in a medium sized pot. Add crushed tomatoes, water, salt and pepper, then bring to boil over medium heat. Flour all the little Kofte, gently drop into the pot and stir slowly. Cook for about 20 minutes over a little bit under medium heat. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top. Serve this dish with a spoon and Turkish Bread on the side.
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