The combination of ground beef and pork makes a complex base for these meatballs. The meat is mixed with a variety of fragrant spices such as parsley, cilantro, and cumin for a bold bite. What makes this recipe really unique is that the meatballs are stuffed with cheese and rolled in seeds before being baked. The cheese melts to create a gooey, almost molten center while the seeds add a nice bit of crunch. These make a great appetizer or you serve them with a salad to enjoy as a meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • 250 grams pork meat (ground lean)
  • 250 grams lean minced beef (ground)
  • 1 egg
  • 200 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper (Pink)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander (finely chopped)
  • cheese (Emmental)
  • sesame seeds
  • poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Chop the onion, and slowly fry in olive oil for about 7 minutes, until soft.
  2. In a bowl, mix the onion with all the ingredients, except the emmental cheese, and seeds.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to180 degrees Celsius.
  5. Shape a small ball with the meat mixture, and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Put a teaspoon of grated emmental cheese in the middle and close the ball with the cheese inside. Continue until all the meat has been used.
  6. Roll the meatballs in the seeds to coat.
  7. Place the meatballs on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with a colorful salad.
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NutritionView more

360Calories
Sodium32%DV760mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein43%DV22g
Carbs10%DV31g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories360Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol100mg33%
Sodium760mg32%
Potassium400mg11%
Protein22g43%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate31g10%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars3g6%
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
Carissa H. 25 May 2015
This was an excellent Spanish fish sauce. We ladled it over rice and served with a side of black beans and short stack of corn tortillas. However, our friends serve it spread thickly, directly on their tortillas. I think it is a good base sauce for many seafood dishes and could compliment poultry as well.