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    Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    10 mins

    40 mins

    -Sylvie-'s Note:

    This was posted for the Zaar World Tour 2005. You will often fins cinnamon used in Greek meat dishes, and this is one of them. Nice with rice.

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    For the soutzoukakia

    For the sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the meatballs, mix the ground beef, garlic, cumin, white wine, bread (squeeze out the wine and reserve to be used in the sauce) and egg.
    2. 2
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Shape into approximately 30 sausage shaped patties, roll in flour and fry in oil until cooked through.
    4. 4
      Remove from pan, set aside on a plate covered with paper towels.
    5. 5
      For the sauce, bring the tomatoes stock and butter to a boil.
    6. 6
      Add the wine and the seasoning and simmer until sauce beginns to thicken.
    7. 7
      When the sauce starts to thicken, add the soutzoukakias and simmer for a further ten minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 18, 2006

      55

      I enjoyed this dish alot. I mixed half ground turkey and half ground beef. I used the 1/2 t. of cinnamon. Loved the addition of cumin seeds. Thanks Sylvie!

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    • on November 05, 2005

      45

      This was certainly very easy to make and my hubby liked them a lot. They just weren't to my taste, but that's just a personal thing and I'm probably biased from all the soutzoukakia I've had in the past! But this was a very quick weeknight dinner and fun to make - thanks for posting!

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    • on October 29, 2005

      55

      A delicious dish with interesting flavor-the cinnamon went great with the tomatoes! I didn't have cumin seeds, so used 1/2 tsp. ground cumin and also added 1/2 tsp. of sugar to the sauce. Since I didn't start the sauce soon enough, I added cornstarch/water to thicken more quickly. That also gave us more sauce, which we like. I think this would be really good with half pork (I used ground venison), although it's really good as written. I'm going to use this recipe often, thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (186 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 461.5
     
    Calories from Fat 302
    65%
    Total Fat 33.6 g
    51%
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    54%
    Cholesterol 139.7 mg
    46%
    Sodium 160.7 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 2.0 g
    8%
    Protein 30.3 g
    60%

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