Cuban Meatballs

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Cuban Meatballs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 onion + 2 tablespoons, minced
  3. 2 cloves garlic + 2 tablespoons, minced
  4. 2 eggs
  5. ¼ cup whole milk
  6. 1 cup cracker meal
  7. 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. dash of black pepper
  10. ½ - 1 cup of all purpose flour
  11. ¼ cup canola oil
  12. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  13. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  14. 2- 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  15. ⅓ cup ketchup
  16. 1 teaspoon sugar
  17. ½ cup cooking wine
  18. salt and pepper to taste
  19. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  20. optional: 2 tablespoons parmesan and/or feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine ground beef, 2 tablespoons of onions, 2 tablespoons of garlic, eggs, milk, cracker meal, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Shape into meatballs and roll in flour.
  2. In large pan, cook meatballs in canola oil until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to paper towel lined plate.
  3. Wipe pan clean and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. On medium high heat, sauté remaining onions and garlic, and bell pepper until vegetables are soft. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar and wine. Cook sauce 5-6 minutes before adding meatballs to sauce. Simmer 30-40 minutes.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!💟 *serve over pasta or white rice.
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