Soutzoukakia Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce


You can beef or lamb for this recipe. 

Step 1

Place the bread in a large bowl and add the water. Let it soak for a few minutes and then discard any excess water.

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Step 2

Add in the ground beef, onion, egg, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.

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Step 3

Form the mixture into meatballs shaped like cylinder and coat lightly in flour.

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Step 4

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sear the meatballs in the pan for about 5 minutes until they're golden on all sides. They don't need to be cooked all the way through.

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Step 5

To make the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil, add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, spices and water. Cook for 30 minutes.

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Step 6

Add the seared meatballs to the sauce and let it cook on medium low for about 30 minutes.

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Serve with Rice