Meatballs-Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
(Sebzeli Sulu Kofte)
400 gr regular ground beef
1/4 cup short grain rice, washed, drained
1/2 cup flour
1 onion, grated
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
4-5 tbsp crushed tomatoes, in a can
2 cups water
1 small carrot, peeled, cut in small pieces
1/4 cup sweet pea, frozen
1/2 cup Cauliflower, florets separated
1/2 cup okra, in jar, drained
Place the 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 about 2 minutes in a medium sized pot. Add the crushed tomatoes, water, carrot, sweet pea, cauliflower, salt and pepper. Then bring to boil on medium heat. Flour all the little Kofte, gently drop into the pot and move the pot slightly back and forth. Cook for about 20 minutes on a little bit under medium heat. Add the okra 2 minutes before turn the heat off. Serve this dish with a spoon and Turkish Bread on the side.
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