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cocktail meatball recipe...albondigas

Spice up your Cocktail Party Food line-up with a zippy little cocktail meatball recipe known as "Albondigas"...

cocktail party food - albondigas

Albondigas are a traditional Spanish dish of spicy meatballs, served swimming in a bowl of rich soup with rice.

Of course, for great cocktail party food, you probably don't want to serve food swimming in....well, anything really. So here is a great cocktail sized version that's perfect for your next party.

And best of all, you can make the meatballs a day or two before you need them and just set them in the sauce to simmer about 30 minutes before the party starts.



cocktail party food - cocktail meatball recipe - albondigas

makes about 60 mini meatballs

For the albondigas:

NOTE: All amounts are given in U.S. standard measures.
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here's how you do it:

cocktail party food - cocktail meatball recipe - albondigas

1. In a very large bowl, put the ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs, onion, oregano, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.

2. Stir in the eggs.

3. Knead with clean, wet hands until all ingredients are well combined and you have a smooth, even mixture. You can add a little beef broth, if necessary, to hold the mixture together.

4. Use a small ice-cream scoop (2 tablespoon size), to form the mixture into balls.

5. Heat oil, 1/2" deep, in a heavy bottomed frying pan and fry the meatballs for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides.

6. Put the meatballs in a shallow pan (like a high sided saute pan) and add enough beef stock to cover. Add the jar of salsa and bring to the boil.

7. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes.

8. Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon and serve.

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