Spanish Meatballs

Spanish Meatballs

These little lamb meatballs are dry fried, then cooked in a tasty tomato sauce for an easy to make meal with a Spanish flavour.

150 g (5 1/2 oz) minced lamb
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs
1 small egg white, beaten lightly
2 tablespoons brandy
100 g (3 1/2 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
300 ml (10 fl oz) passata (or a 400 g can of chopped tomatoes)
1 tablespoon tomato purée
1 teaspoon paprika
150 ml (5 fl oz) vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh parsley to garnish

In a mixing bowl, combine the minced lamb, onion, garlic, dried herbs and egg white. Season with salt and pepper.

Using clean hands, form the mixture into small meatballs.

Heat a large non stick frying pan and add the meatballs, dry frying them until they are lightly browned. Pour in the brandy and let it bubble up for a few moments, and then add the mushrooms, passata, tomato purée, paprika and stock. Heat until simmering, and then cook gently for 20-25 minutes to reduce the liquid by about one third, stirring occasionally.

Garnish with plenty of chopped fresh parsley.

From: Cook It Simply []
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