Albondigas (Spanish meatballs)

Total time: 45m
Preparation Time: 45m

For 4 people

Nutritional Information

Contains 324 Kcal, 21g Protein, 12g Carbohydrates, 21g Fat


  • Meatballs
  • 350 g minced meat (beef)
  • 1 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 eggs
  • 0.75 tsp salt
  • a little pepper
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying
  • Tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • a little cayenne pepper
  • 0.25 tsp cumin

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  • Meatballs

    Mix the mince with half of the onion, garlic and parsley, plus all the other ingredients up to and including the pepper. Knead well by hand until the ingredients form a compact mass. With wet hands, shape the mass into 16 balls. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the meatballs in batches over a medium heat for approx. 7 mins., keep warm.
  • Tomato sauce

    Heat the oil in the same pan, sauté the remaining onion and garlic for approx. 3 mins. Add the tomatoes, season. Turn down the heat, reduce for approx. 15 mins. Add the meatballs, heat gently. Sprinkle with the remainder of the parsley.

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