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Greek   -   Keftaidakia Me Saltsa   adapted from Mediterranean Cooking

  • 1 Small Onion -- finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • Pepper -- to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Ground Cloves
  • Salt
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Clove Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon Mint -- crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 Pinches Allspice
  • 1 Medium Egg -- lightly beaten
  • Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
Directions In large saucepan, soften the onion in 2 tablespoons of oil without browning. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and salt to taste. Cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occassionally. Meanwhile mix the ground beef with the garlic and bread crumbs. Add the herbs, allspice, salt and pepper to taste. Work in the egg and blend thoroughly. With floured hands, shape meat into 30, 1 inch balls. Fry in 2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons butter until well browned all over and completely cooked. Drain on paper towels. Drop meatballs into prepared sauce and simmer for 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Serves 6
Time to Make 0:00

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