Spanish Style Albondigas

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  • ground beef
  • ground pork
  • 2 green onion
  • 2 fresh oregano
  • 1 flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 Worcestershire sauce (or to taste)
  • to taste
  • 3 bread crumbs
  • 2 olive oil
  • 3 ounces pancetta (chopped)
  • 3 minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 minced carrot
  • 2 minced celery
  • 2 bell pepper
  • 1 dried basil
  • 1 dried oregano
  • ground coriander
  • 2 black pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tomato puree
  • 1 plum tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 olive oil (or as needed)
  1. Mix ground beef, ground pork, green onion, oregano, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl

  2. Slowly add and mix breadcrumbs into meat mixture to desired consistency

  3. Form mixture into balls, roll them in remaining bread crumbs to coat, and arrange onto a shallow tray

  4. Cover meatballs with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes

  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat

  6. Cook and stir pancetta in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes

  7. Add onion and garlic to the pancetta; continue to cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute

  8. Stir carrot, celery, and red bell pepper into the pancetta mixture; cook until the carrot softens slightly, about 3 minutes

  9. Sprinkle basil, oregano, coriander, and black pepper over pancetta mixture; stir to season evenly

  10. Pour wine over the pancetta mixture

  11. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid reduces by about half

  12. Quickly stir tomato puree into pancetta mixture; add chopped tomatoes

  13. Cook and stir the mixture until the tomatoes begin to break down into a sauce, about 5 minutes

  14. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the sauce thickens, 60 to 90 minutes

  15. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over low heat

  16. Cook and stir meatballs in batches in hot oil until evenly browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes; drain on a plate lined with paper towel

  17. Gently drop meatballs into the simmering sauce; cook together until meatballs are heated through, about 10 minutes

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