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Happy World Food Day!

WEEKLY RECIPE: Albondigas

By Open Arms of Minnesota Chef Blake
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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.

Albondigas

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand or in a stand mixer. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated well.
  3. Grab a small handful of meat and roll into a ball – use about 2 tablespoons of mixture per meatball.
  4. Place rolled meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Info

For 1 serving: 300 calories; 13 g carbohydrates; 16 g fat; 1 g Protein; 2 g fiber

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