Advice 1: How to cook ground beef for meatballs

It is believed that the meatballs came from dishes of Turkish cuisine called kufta, which is a meat balls with dried fruit inside, cooked in a broth. Today, traditional meatballs, known in Russia and Ukraine, prepared from meat minceand rice, onions, carrots, eggs and tomato paste.
Minced meat for meatballs, you can prepare for the future
For the preparation of 10-12 servings you will need 600 grams of minced pork, beef, chicken or any other meat of your choice. You can buy a ready product on the market or in the store, or skip the pre-washed and drained fresh meat through a meat grinder with a medium nozzle. The main thing – that the meat was too finely, otherwise because of the liquid consistency will not be able to form balls.

One large carrots and two medium onions should be washed and clean. You can grate vegetables on a small grater or grind them in a blender. If you prefer to cook the stuffing independently, then together with meat can mince and onions. In addition, the meatballs, you can add other vegetables such as peppers or potatoes, previously chopped.

150-200 grams of rice must be washed several times to the water that you drained, ceased to be turbid. After that, pour the cereal with water, lightly salt and boil until tender. Then drop the rice on the colander and wait until all liquid is removed.

For meatballs American add minced cheese. One pack of processed cheese or 100 grams of solid cheese grate on a coarse grater and add to the stuffing. The meatballs in this case will be more tender and juicy.

Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl. Beat one egg, which will bind the components together. Add the chopped clove of garlic, salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste. All this will give a sharpness and piquancy to the dish. Carefully stir the contents. The beef is ready!

Prefabricated meat for meatballs can be frozen in a plastic tray or in package with string lock. Do not forget to sign it, at the right time to quickly find the desired product in the freezer.

But the best option is just to cook the meatballs from fresh ingredients. This dampened hands to form balls of equal size and lay them in an oven form, greased with vegetable oil. 220оС in a preheated oven meatballs need to leave for 20 minutes.

For the gravy must be cut into half rings medium onion, fry in vegetable oil, then add two tablespoons of tomato paste. Pour into the pan a glass of water, add salt, add spices and thoroughly mix the contents. Bring the gravy to a boil and remove from heat.

Remove meatballs from oven, pour sauce and put in the oven for another 15 minutes. After that, the dish is ready to eat as independently and with any side dish.

Advice 2: How to cook meatballs from minced meat

The meatballs can be prepared from food stored in the cupboard or fridge. If you have some ground meat, rice, onion and other products too. Which means you'll cook for dinner delicious meatballs.
Small meatballs will appeal to children.
You will need
    • 500 g minced meat
    • 100 g of rice
    • 2 onions
    • 2 tbsp tomato paste
    • 3 tbsp sour cream
    • salt
    • pepper
    • vegetable oil
    • a little flour
Rinse the rice and boil it until soft. If you have parboiled rice in the bag, it can never boil and use immediately.
Finely chop or mince one onion. Mix in a bowl the mince, onion, rice, salt and pepper the mixture.
In a thick-walled saucepan, heat vegetable oil and fry it chopped onion, add tomato, sour cream, salt, dilute the sauce with water and give it a good boil.
Make the meatballs by hand – ball with a diameter of 4-5 cm Obvalivat each of them in flour and gently lower into the boiling sauce. When all the meatballs will be in the pan, reduce the heat, cover the meatballs, cover, simmer for 35-40 minutes.
As a side dish to meatballs you can cook mashed potatoes or pasta.
Useful advice
Children like the small meatballs with a diameter of not more than 3 cm For bringing to readiness so the meatballs will be enough for 20 minutes.
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