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Meatballs with Vodka Sauce

So, I’ll be upfront right from the start, I cheat, I use a good quality Vodka Sauce… So there, quit reading if you got a problem with that!

 

1 lb 92% Lean Ground Beef ( Pink Slime Optional)

1 lb Ground Turkey

1/2 Cup Celery, Fine Chopped

1/3 Cup Red Bell Pepper, Fine Chopped

1 Medium Yellow Onion, Fine Chopped

1 Tbsp Garlic, Fine Chopped

Salt & Pepper to Taste

1 Tsp Smokey Paprika

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

Shake of Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Fresh Parley, Fine Chopped

12 oz Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

3 or 2 Glugs Olive Oil

 

 

For the Sauce

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Kofta & Yogurt Cucumber Mint Sauce (Tzatziki)

With Ramadan coming to a close soon, I thought it would be nice to explore some Middle Eastern foods.  My first exploration is Kofta is a kind of spiced and/or herbed meat ball/meat loaf from theMiddle Eastand Mediterranean region (kefte in Greek, Moroccan it is kefta, andPrussiait is called kofte).  It is a favorite especially inTurkeyandIran.  According to a survey study conducted by a food company in 2005, there are nearly 300 distinct varieties of Kofta inTurkeyalone.  This includes some non-meat variations made with stuff like bulgur wheat or lentils.  Kofta is most often a ground lamb meat ball

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