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posted: 1/27/2010 12:01 AM

Keftedakia - Greek Meatballs

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1 pound lean ground beef


cup fresh bread crumbs

2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic salt


cup water

2 eggs


cup flour

1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, with your hands, combine beef, bread crumbs, mint, parsley, garlic salt, water and eggs (see note). Form into golf ball-sized balls and roll in flour.

Heat a thin layer of oil in a fry pan and brown on all sides. Add meatballs to a 2-quart casserole dish; pour tomato sauce over all and bake 30 minutes.

Serves four.

Cook's note: Meatballs will taste better if mixed several hours before cooking.

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