Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 50
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.8
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 118.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Number of Servings: 50


    Lean Beef Steak Mince, 1000 gram(s)
    Garlic, 3 cloves finely minced
    Egg one medium
    Red Wine, 0.5 glass
    Parmesan Cheese, grated, 2 tbsp
    Cumin Ground, 1 tbsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tsp
    Parsley, 4 tbsp
    Bread Crumbs, 100 gram(s)

    Spicy Sauce
    Tomato Sauce, 2 cup
    Garlic, 2 cloves finely minced
    Salt, 1 tsp
    Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
    Cinnamon, ground, 0.5 tbsp
    Cloves, ground, 0.5 tbsp
    Granulated Sugar, 1 tsp
    Olive Oil, 2 tbsp


Soak the bread crumps in the wine for about 5 minutes, or until thoroughly softened.
Then, squeeze out and reserve the excess wine.
In a large bowl, combine the ground meat with the wine soaked bread, egg, garlic, egg, parsley, grated cheese, cumin, and pepper to taste.
Mix the ingredients until thoroughly blended.
Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Dampen your hands, pinch off small portions of meat mixture, about the quantity of a teaspoon or just over, and shape into approximately 50 oval rolls (looks sort of like an elongated, slightly flattened, meatball).
Grill in preheated oven until brown
Add all the sauce ingredients, and the reserved wine.
Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce is thick.
Drop in the meatballs, stir to cover all over with the sauce, and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
Serve hot with rice, french fries, or mashed potatoes.

Number of Servings: 50

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TANIA83.