500g lean ground beef (mince)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 grated carrot
1 small capsicum, finely chopped
1 beef stock cube
1 tablespoon plain flour
2 crushed cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs (I used herbs de provence)
salt and pepper to taste
Put the carrot, onion and capsicum in a frypan with 3 tablespoons of cold water, cover the frypan,and allow the vegetables to sweat over a low heat for 10 minutes or until soft. Remove the vegetables from the heat and allow them to cool.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Put the beef, cooled vegetables, egg, flour, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper and the crushed stock cube into a large bowl and mix well to combine. Divide the mixture into small pieces of roughly even size, and roll them in your palms to form balls. Place the balls into a medium sized lidded casserole dish, and pour the soup and the water over the top of them. Put the lid on the casserole dish, place the casserole dish in a roasting dish (to catch any boil-over) and place the meatballs in the pre-heated for approximately one hour or until the meatballs are cooked through.
For an authentic Romanian feel, serve the meatballs with creamy mashed potato.
Seguing into a different topic, I have been awarded the Sisterhood Award by Giz, who created Equal Opportunity Kitchen with her daughter, Psychgrad (who is getting married - congratulations!). Thanks Giz.
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Without further ado, my nominees are:
Ivy of Kopiaste
Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy
Miranda of A Duck in Her Pond
Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella
Mary of Shazam in the Kitchen
Adele of Tales of the Basil Queen
Jesse of We All Go Poopie
Arfi of Homemades
Gretchen of Canela & Comino
Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, y'all.