ORV Food forum: Greek Meatballs

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ImageHenryr10
Feb 26, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
There is a large Greek Community in S/W Ohio.
That's where the Cincy Chili originated BTW.

From my Grandfather Thomas comes this Keftedes recipe.
Keftedes mean quite literally Meatball in Greek

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Meatballs
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2 slices stale bread crumbled fine

1 medium Onion chopped fine
Meatballs

1 pound Ground Chuck or Ground Lamb (at the RU I used 1/2 and 1/2)

4 Eggs or 1 Egg and 4 Egg Yolks

1 1/2 tsp (heaping) dried Mint or 1 tsp fresh Mint


Sauce

3 ( 8oz) cans Tomato Sauce

1 1/2 cans (tomato cans) water

2-4 tsp White Vinegar (depending on how tart you want the sauce)

Other

Flour

2 Sticks Salted Butter
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Mix ingredients, if possible chill overnight.

Roll into meatballs (about Ping Pong Ball size)

Roll in Flour and a bit of Black Pepper.
The salt in the butter should be enough.

Melt Butter in Electric Skillet or Large Frying Pan

Brown Meatballs

Remove from skillet LEAVE drippings.

Add sauce, simmer until slightly thickened.

Add meatballs back to skillet and simmer until thickened.

Serve warm or excellent reheated the next day

Freezes well.

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Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagenanniepb
Feb 26, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Drooling I tip my hat to you.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

Bread Basket
Gardening in Tennessee
ImageHenryr10
Feb 26, 2010 10:07 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
LOL!
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagenanniepb
Feb 27, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
lol sorry. I was SO tired last night, thats as much as I could say.

thanks! we'll give it a try.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

Bread Basket
Gardening in Tennessee
Imagejar617
Mar 4, 2010 12:31 AM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
Hey Ric, you got a recipe for Cincinnati chili? I used to find it here at the local grocer's in the freezer section....Skyline chili....but they don't get it any more and I can not find it anywhere.... I love the stuff...got addicted when I went to one of Cincinnati's indoor arboretums....not sure which one it was but I do remember it was beautiful in there. We spent like 4 hours there and then stopped for chili. Been hooked ever since.
ImageHenryr10
Mar 4, 2010 8:21 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
http://cubits.org/G_ORV/thread/view/10228/

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagetaynors
Jun 7, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
HAND OVER THE MEATBALLS AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT Lovey dubby
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
ImageHenryr10
Jun 7, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
I DON'T THINK SO!

Thumbnail by Henryr10

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagenanniepb
Jun 22, 2010 9:21 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Have you ever tried the meatballs in the freezer section in the crock pot along with beef broth and liptons onion soup mix? then let simmer 3 or 4 hours.

pretty darn good !
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

Bread Basket
Gardening in Tennessee

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