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Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

Kateryna YagovychFood
Delicious meatballs that hold their shape. Source: clevelandclinic.org

Instead of fatty minced meatballs, you can make juicy meatballs. Cooking such products takes much less time. In addition, they are ideal for mashed potatoes, any porridge and pasta.

The idea of cooking universal minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Lilia with the nickname twins.mom.8. The balls do not fall apart, so rice is added to the minced meat.

Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

Ingredients:

  • minced meat - 500 grams (pork and chicken)
  • boiled rice - 6 tbsp
  • onions - 2 pcs
  • carrots - 2 pcs
  • egg - 1 pc
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • tomatoes in their own juice / tomato juice / tomato paste or sauce diluted with water 300-400 grams
  • salt, spices - to taste

Method of preparation:

Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

1. Boil the rice. Finely chop the onion and carrots, grate the carrots and fry them a little in a drop of oil.

2. Combine rice, minced meat, half of the fried vegetables, egg, garlic clove and spices in a bowl.

Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

3. Stir until smooth.

4. Form into balls and place on a frying pan.

Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

5. Cover with the rest of the onions and carrots, pour in the tomatoes.

6. Simmer over medium heat, covered, for about 30 minutes.

Simpler than cutlets: versatile minced meatballs for potatoes, porridge and pasta

7. Add chopped garlic, pepper, and herbs 5 minutes before cooking.

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