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Recipe Name: Albondigas Estilo Mama - Meatballs Like Mama Makes Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 45

1/4 Cup(s) Masa harina, mixed with
1/4 Cup(s) Warm Water
1 Pound(s) Ground beef
1 Garlic clove, minced
4 Tablespoon(s) Lard or vegetable oil
3 Garlic cloves
1 Tablespoon(s) Flour
2 Quart(s) Fresh homemade beef or
Chicken stock
1/4 Cup(s) Chopped scallions, both the
And the green parts
1 Tomato, roasted peeled
And chopped -, If you are
to find
Truly ripe tomatoes, add 4
Canned tomato sauce), Canned tomato sauce
2 Anaheim or California long
green chiles
OR jalapenos, roasted
and chopped
3 Tablespoon(s) Finely-chopped cilantro
leaves only
3 Tablespoon(s) Chopped fresh mint, leaves
Combine masa harina with warm water. Mix ground meat with prepared
masa, salt, pepper, garlic. Make meatballs about 1-inch round, about
the size of a walnut. Set aside. In medium saute pan heat 2
tablespoons lard or oil over medium heat. Add 1 whole garlic clove.
Let cook for 20 seconds, press with back of a cooking spoon to release
the flavor. Remove the garlic. Set aside. Brown the flour in the lard
until dark golden color, about 1 minute. Heat stock in soup pot or
large Dutch oven until warm and add flour mixture. Bring to a boil and
lower heat to simmer stock for 5 minutes. Taste and correct seasoning.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil in large frying
pan, add chopped scallion, tomato, chiles and the reserved 2 garlic
cloves, minced, stir well to combine. Cook for 2 minutes and add to
stock. Add cilantro and mint and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the
meatballs to the stock and simmer over low fire for 15 minutes or
until done. This recipe yields about 45 mall meatballs. Comments:
Whenever my mother comes to visit, I always ask her to make me these
albondigas. I have tried to serve them at the restaurant but people
can't seem to get excited about meatballs. Too bad! It's a fabulous
soup. My mother always served it with freshly made corn tortillas,
salsa casera and refried beans with asadero. Meatballs freeze well and
reheat wonderfully. Recipe Source: COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton
Recipe courtesy of Aaron Martinez From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show #
CL-9321) Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - 05-09-1999 Per serving: 36 Calories (kcal);
3g Total Fat; (69% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate;
9mg Cholesterol; 7mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean
Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by:
Aaron Martinez Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 85
Calories From Fat: 34
Total Fat: 3.7g
Cholesterol: 14.7mg
Sodium: 119.9mg
Potassium: 117.1mg
Carbohydrates: 6.8g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: <1g
Protein: 5.5g

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