Mediterranean Meatballs

Meatball Ingredients:
1.5 kg beef mince
1 lemon, zested
1 brown onion, chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
½ tblspn olive oil
1 ½ tsp salt
4 slices bread
½ tsp pepper
3 tblspns milk
1 egg
½ cup parsley, chopped
Olive oil for frying
½ cup mint, chopped

Yoghurt Sauce:
250ml natural yoghurt
1 tsp cumin, ground
2 tblspns mint, chopped 
1 tsp salt
1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped 
½ lemon, juiced
Mix everything together

Heat the oil in a frypan and gently sauté the onion until tender then set aside to cool. Place the bread in a bowl and add the milk. Leave to soak until softened (approx. 10 minutes) then mash with a fork. Place the meat into a large bowl and add all of the other ingredients before mixing together. We then check for seasoning by cooking a small ball and adding salt and pepper as needed. Roll into balls and fry in the olive oil until browned. If you have made quite large balls you will then need to finish cooking them in the oven – around 20 – 30 minutes on 180°. Serve with yoghurt sauce and salad.

Serves: 8-10 Adults

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