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28.3.16

MEATBALLS WITH KIELBASA


After a string of recent kitchen goof ups, this one turned out to be nice enough to get a spot on the blog. I made these meatballs to use up ingredients not enough on their own and a new meatball recipe was born. I can do that because we are small eaters and most of the time it’s just the two of us. The challenge of these spur of the moment dishes is that they sometimes don’t work out. That is when my darling feels like the guinea pig he sometimes is. But there is always peanut butter. 




Meatballs With Kielbasa

1/2 cup of super lean ground pork
3 Tbsp light olive oil
2 Tbsp diced onions
4 inch segment of kielbasa sausage, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
sprinkling of marjoram
1/4 cup dry fine breadcrumbs
1 egg
sprinkling of salt
1 to 2 Tbsp spice of choice [I used Greek Red Pepper Spice] 

  • Place the ground pork in a mixing bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet.
  • Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Reserving the oil, add the soft onions to the ground pork.
  • Put the chopped kielbasa in the food processor and pulse it a few times until uniformly minced. Don’t mash it completely.
  • Add the minced kielbasa sausage to the bowl.
  • Add the garlic, marjoram, fine breadcrumbs and the egg.
  • Sprinkle with salt. Keep in mind the kielbasa is already salty.
  • With clean hands mash the ingredients until uniformly blended.
  • Shape the meat mixture into small balls.
  • Add the meatballs to the skillet, leaving a little space between meatballs for rolling.
  • To cook the meatballs perfectly round, hold onto the skillet handle and shift the skillet back and forth. The meatballs will roll around and evenly cook in a rather short time.
  • Place your choice of spice in a bowl and roll the hot meatballs into the spice.
  • Serve the meatballs immediately.
  • These meatballs are so flavourful no sauce is required.


4 comments:

  1. I can just imagine how flavourful these meatballs are, they look so dainty and delicious. Our poor husbands, they are so generous to be our guinea pigs, such a hardship...NOT! For the few times that something doesn't exactly work out (most of the time it's still good, but not great!) my JT doesn't mind.

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    1. :D yes Eva, they are generous and I agree with you they are both lucky.

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  2. Zsuzsa, too bad I didn't see this post until now. I used up the last of the Polish Kielbasa making scrambled eggs adding them in it, and before making sausage and peppers. They are so good to have around for emergency uses! Love the tasty little meatballs, at first I thought you were going to put them in the food processor to form meatballs out of them, but adding the lean ground pork, and leaving the kielbasa in chopped form adds more flavor and less mystery what ingredient other than ground pork is in there...LOL

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    1. Hello my Friend -- hope you are well.

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