10Ingredients
700Calories
75Minutes

Tender and savory, these Sephardic Meatballs have a vibrant flavor owing to the infusion of spices, and they have a slight kick to them for those who like to bring a little heat to the dinner table. Made with ground beef, the meatballs are fried and then added to a thick garlic beef broth sauce and heated to absorb the savory flavors of the sauce. These meatballs make a great addition to any potluck and can be served by themselves or on a bed of pasta.

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 750 grams ground beef
  • 100 grams olive oil
  • 1 onion (medium, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 250 milliliters beef broth
  • salt
  • breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Mix the egg and garlic together. Add the beef and combine to mix with your hands or a fork. Set aside.
  2. Make the sauce by placing half the olive oil in a skillet. Heat and saute the onion until softened. Add the pepper and cumin and stir.
  3. Add the broth. Puree the sauce in a blender if desired otherwise set aside.
  4. Form the meatballs into small oval shapes. Sprinkle with salt and roll in the breadcrumbs to coat. Fry in the remaining 50 gr. of oil.
  5. Clean the skillet, removing the oil and any scattered breadcrumbs, and fill with the cooked meatballs and the sauce. Heat on low for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce thickens and the flavors meld.
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NutritionView more

700Calories
Sodium26%DV620mg
Fat85%DV55g
Protein76%DV39g
Carbs3%DV10g
Fiber4%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories700Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat55g85%
Saturated Fat15g75%
Trans Fat2g
Cholesterol180mg60%
Sodium620mg26%
Potassium690mg20%
Protein39g76%
Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Priscilla S. 25 May 2015
I have made plenty of meatball recipes before; but, nothing like this sephardic meatball recipe. The meatballs were nice and tender and were very savory. I loved the infusion of spices, as well as the slight kick that it had to it. I cannot wait to make this delicious 5 star recipe again at our next family dinner.