Lamb Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Sheep's Milk Cheese and Cucumbers: Albondigas de Cordero Recipe

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Lamb Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Sheep's Milk Cheese and Cucumbers: Albondigas de Cordero
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  1. For the Sauce:
  2. In a large pot, over medium heat, sweat onion, then add garlic and tomato. Cook for 5 minutes. Add sugar, vinegar and remaining ingredients and cook down for 45 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and run through a food mill. Set aside.
  3. Meatballs:
  4. Dice the meat and mix with salt. Grind twice with 1/4-inch die. Add all other ingredients except egg and paddle in standing mixer for 1 minute. Add the egg and mix to combine.
  5. Form into 1-inch round balls, dust with all-purpose flour. Add a coating of oil to a large skillet, and shallow-fry the meatballs until golden. Cover with tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Sprinkle with ricotta and chopped cucumber and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1173.76 Kcal (4914 kJ)
Calories from fat 473.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.66g 81%
Cholesterol 88.25mg 29%
Sodium 2251.71mg 94%
Potassium 397.3mg 8%
Total Carbs 27.48g 9%
Sugars 12.05g 48%
Dietary Fiber 3.02g 12%
Protein 40.02g 80%
Vitamin C 17.3mg 29%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 189.5mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 300.07 Kcal (1256 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.46g 81%
Cholesterol 22.56mg 29%
Sodium 575.64mg 94%
Potassium 101.57mg 8%
Total Carbs 7.02g 9%
Sugars 3.08g 48%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 12%
Protein 10.23g 80%
Vitamin C 4.4mg 29%
Iron 1mg 23%
Calcium 48.4mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.3
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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