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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Meatballs with Almond in Spicy Sauce

(Aci Soslu Bademli Kofte)

Meatballs with Almond in Spicy Sauce
Meatball ingredients:
250g ground lamb
250g medium ground beef
1 small onion, grated
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
4 tbsp almond, ground
1 egg
2 slice of Turkish bread crumbs

For frying:
2-3 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tsp butter

Spicy Sauce:
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red Bell pepper, sliced
4 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
1/2 or 1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
3/4 cup beef broth
1 tsp corn starch

Knead all the meatball ingredients. Make 16-17 meatballs, put it aside. Lightly fry them in the mixture of sunflower oil and butter in the pan. Put them aside.

Place sliced onion, green pepper and red pepper. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Remove them with a spoon. Place the meatballs, crushed tomato, red pepper paste, garlic, parsley, beef broth, corn starch, salt and pepper into the same pan. Cover and cook until the meatballs are done at low-medium heat. Add the sauteed onion and peppers in it. Turn the heat off after 2 minutes.

Serve the Meatballs with Almond in Spicy Sauce with Turkish Pilaf or Turkish Noodles by the side.

4 servings.

*Ottoman Kitchen



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