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Serves 6     Hot  Beef   Vegetables  herbs  Main Course  Dairy Free Greece Europe Mediterranean

1kg/2 lb Minced Beef
2 Eggs
1 Onion, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp freshly chopped Oregano
teasp Ground Cumin
Plain Flour for dusting
Olive Oil for shallow frying
2 x 400g/14oz tins Chopped Tomatoes
2 teasp Sugar


1. Place the minced meat eggs, onion, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and mix well, using your hands to squish the mixture together.

2. Using damp hands, form into ovals about 5cm/2-inches long and 2.5cm/1-inch thick then roll in the flour to coat evenly, shaking off any excess flour.

3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the meatballs and cook over a high heat, turning frequently, for 10 minutes.

4. Add the entire contents of the tins of tomatoes together with the sugar, mix well, bring to the simmer and cook for a further 15 minutes over medium heat. Serve hot.


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Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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