Friday, January 28, 2011


this recipe is from my grandmother.. who was a Greek and a great cook.. so it is a little different than the Italian version..
let's start..

16 oz. extra lean ground beef(96/4)
1 large onion (grated!!)
1 cup of bead crumb
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of parsley(chopped)
black pepper,salt
1/4 cup flour
2 cups vegetable oil(to deep fry)
red sauce:
4-5 fresh tomatoes(peeled and grated)
2-3 cloves garlic(minced)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp grape vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp white sugar
1/2 cup mushroom(sliced) it's optional.. i had some  from yesterday so used it
salt, pepper,oregano
1 pack spaghetti
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
in a bowl mix  ground beef, onion,breadcrumbs,water,parsley,salt an pepper
roll up  medium sized balls
lightly flour the meatbalss
Heat 2 cups oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
add the meatballs,brown on all side
transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon.
red sauce:
heat oil in a sauce pan  cook garlic and mushroom until soft
add tomatoes,tomato paste,vinegar,sugar,salt and cook for 5 minutes.
add water ,cover, and simmer until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes
add  meatballs, black pepper and oregano  cook for 5 minutes
Meanwhile, in a large pot bring the water in a boil .
add oil and salt
cook spaghetti according to package direction until al dente. Drain; return to pot. stir with butter
serve meatballs and red sauce on top
accompany it with a glass of SYRAH


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