Albondigas a la Andaluza (Meatballs)


Albondigas a la Andaluza (Meatballs)
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 1¼ pounds ground chicken
  • ¾ pound slice of ham, chopped
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers minced fine
  • Big Pinch of saffron threads (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ of a lemon, juiced
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, place the ham and pulse into ground ham.
  2. Combine the chicken, ham, beef, garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley, cilantro, roasted red pepper, saffron, eggs, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a bowl and knead well.
  3. Mix should be firm yet tacky.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  6. Form 1-inch meatballs and place on an oiled tray.
  7. Place in the oven turning after 5 minutes.
  8. Cook for an additional 4 to 7 minutes until meatballs reach an internal temperature of 160 F. The meatballs should be firm to the touch.

 

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