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Monday, December 02, 2013

Meatballs with Vegetables

(Sebzeli Sahan Köftesi)

Meatballs with Vegetables
Meatball ingredients:
350 g medium or regular ground beef
1 slice of Turkish bread without the crust (1 cm thick); soak the bread into milk, then squeeze the milk out
2 tbsp bread crumbs 1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp canned crushed tomatoes

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

1 medium-size onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp red pepper paste
1 medium-size potato, peeled, cut in bite size
7-8 medium-size brown mushrooms, cleaned, cut in 4
2 tbsp vermicelli
1/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup warm water
1 handful baby spinach, washed, drained, chopped

Knead all the meatball ingredients. Make 14-15 meatballs, put it aside. Lightly fry them in the mixture of sunflower oil and butter in the medium-size pot. Put them aside.

Place sliced onion and potatoes in the same pot and lightly fry. Add the lightly fried meatballs, garlic, crushed tomatoes, red pepper paste, mushroom, vermicelli, chickpeas, warm water salt and pepper into the pot. Cover and cook until a small amount juice left inside at low-medium heat. Then add the spinach, stir. Turn the heat off, serve while still warm.

2 servings.



At 11:12 AM, Blogger Serra Karacam said...

Meatballs with vegetable is my favorite recipe in this blog. Very delicious. A well balanced sourness in the meatball from lemon zest was perfect. Chickpeas and spanach's taste also very delcious and helpt me to keep dish colorful. The only mistake i have did was i did not squeeze the milk so the bread was wet little bit. I think because of this some of my my meatballs could not stand as a ball. So be carefull when you stir.


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