Monday, August 6, 2012

Sort of Spanish Meatballs

The nutrition facts for this vaguely Spanish dish were designed at Calorie Count!

Sort of Spanish Meatballs
four large servings

Ingredients for the meatballs:

1 pound ground beef, extra lean
1/4 C bread crumbs, unseasoned
2/3 C onion, chopped
2/3 C evaporated milk
Optional: pinch of salt

Directions for the meatballs:

Preheat oven to 375 F

In a large bowl, mix everything except the butter. Use your hands and get into the mixing. Shape into 12 meatballs. Spray non-stick spray in a baking pan and bake the meatballs until they are just done, approximately 25 minutes.

Ingredients for sauce:

1 T olive oil
1/4 C green pepper, chopped
1/4 C onion, chopped
28 ounces tomatoes, chopped, canned is fine
1/2 C stuffed olives, sliced
1/4 t black pepper
1 t garlic
1 t paprika
pinch salt
1/8 t crushed red pepper
2/3 C water
1 6 oz can tomato paste

Making the sauce and putting it all together:

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium. Add the green peppers and onion. Saute until they soften but do not brown.

Add all the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer.

Carefully place the cooked meatballs in the cause.

Cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with cooked rice.

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