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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cilantro Beef Meatballs with Sour Cream Sauce

Course Main Dishes
Cooking Time 15 mins
Yields 4 to 6 servings

1 1/4 lb (625 g) lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 shallots, finely chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp (1 ml) crushed hot pepper
2 tbsp (30 ml) bread crumbs
Freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil

Sour Cream Sauce:
1 1/2 cups (336 h) sour cream
1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground coriander
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tbsp (45 ml) drained capers

In bowl, combine all ingredients, except oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Shape into golf ball-sized meatballs. Soak hands frequently in water for easier handling.

In saucepan cook meatballs in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes and turn meatballs. Cook for at least 10 more minutes or until done. Drain meatballs on paper towels.

Place cilantro meatballs small bowls. Top with SourCream Sauce and serve immediately. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Sour Cream Sauce:
In bowl, mix well all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.

Per serving
Energy: 357 Calories
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Fat: 26 g
Calcium: 8 % / 86 mg

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