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Greek Meatballs With Artichokes and Lemon Sauce Recipe

July 18th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 (6 ounce)jarmarinated artichoke hearts
  2. 1/2cup choppedonions
  3. 2eggs, separated
  4. 1cupseasoned dry bread crumbs
  5. 1/3cupmilk
  6. salt and pepper
  7. 1/2teaspoonoregano
  8. 1/2teaspoondried mint
  9. 1 1/2lbslean ground beef
  10. 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  11. 1 1/2cupswater
  12. 3beef bouillon cubes
  13. 3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  14. 1lemon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drain artichokes and reserve marinade.
  2. Slice lemon.
  3. In a large skillet, warm 1 tbsp reserved marinade over medium heat.Saute onion in maranade.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg whites lightly with fork.
  5. Add onions, breadcrumbs, milk, salt, pepper, oregano, eggs, mint and ground beef. Mix well.
  6. Shape into meatballs. Roll each meatball in flour
  7. In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute meatballs in the remaining artichoke marinade.
  8. Remove meatballs as they brown.
  9. Add water and boullion cubes to skillet. Mash boullion cubes into water. Stir until smooth and thick.
  10. Stir in lemon juice and lemon slices. Return meatballs to pan. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.
  11. Add artichoke hearts. Cook 2 more minutes.
  12. Remove meatballs and artichokes to serving platter, leaving sauce in pan.
  13. Beat egg yolks. Stir 1 tbsp sauce in pan into yolks (to temper) and combine with remaning sauce.
  14. Serve over meatballs.

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