WEEKLY RECIPE: Albondigas
By Open Arms of Minnesota Chef Blake
October 16th was World Food Day! We’re celebrating by sharing one of our favorite recipes that we offer on our Latino-inspired menu – Albondigas! Albondigas are a traditional Mexican-style meatball rolled up with spices and either baked, steamed, or fried. To keep it healthy, we like to bake the albondigas in our kitchen. Serve albondigas with a side of fresh salsa verde or add to a soup with cooked carrots, potatoes, and a handful of rice.
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ pound ground pork
- ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ cup fresh zucchini, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand or in a stand mixer. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated well.
- Grab a small handful of meat and roll into a ball – use about 2 tablespoons of mixture per meatball.
- Place rolled meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
For 1 serving: 300 calories; 13 g carbohydrates; 16 g fat; 1 g Protein; 2 g fiber