Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mom's Kitchen; Meatballs - (also Suitable for Vegetarians)

Meatballs are a great hit with many meals, such as with spaghetti; or with potato mash and vegetables. They are also lovely with potatoes and apples. This recipe can be used with a vegetarian beef substitute, to make a tasty meal for vegetarians.
Meatballs are cheap to make and easy to cook.
Preparation time is about 40 minutes.

Allergy Alert; 
Before starting the recipe, check first that you have no allergies to any of the ingredients.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, then don't use this recipe.

You will need
Two bowls
Small plate
Small frying pan
400g lean minced beef (if you are vegetarian, buy vegetarian beef substitute)
2 slices of bread, remove crust and crumble the bread into crumbs (use gluten free bread if you are cooking for someone who is coeliac or is wheat intolerant)
2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoons coarse mustard
A little salt
A little freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons liquid margarine
A little milk

How to make
1. Put the breadcrumbs into the bowl and pour enough milk into the bowl so that the bread becomes completely soft
2. Put the minced beef or substitute into another bowl, add half of the sweet soy sauce, half of the mustard, the moist breadcrumbs, a little salt and pepper and knead the ingredients thoroughly together
3. Moisten your hands and divide the minced meat into four equal portions. Create four meatballs and put them on the plate
4. Melt the margarine in the small frying pan on a medium heat. Wait until the margarine turns brown, then add the meatballs to the pan. Once the meatballs have browned on the underside, turn them carefully over. Be very careful because the fat can spatter 
5. Add just enough water to the frying pan to submerge the meatballs a little more than halfway. Stir in the remainder of the sweet soy sauce
6. Cover the pan with a lid and allow the meatballs to cook a further 30 minutes. Make sure they are cooked right through.

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