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Spanish Meatballs

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Spanish Meatballs

Spanish Meatballs
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1/3 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of ground paprika


  • In a small sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and bell pepper until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Combine the meat with the sautéed onion and pepper, the egg, the breadcrumbs, and salt, pepper and paprika. With wet hands, form the meat into small balls.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a sauté pan and cook the meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through. Serve with toothpicks, or a simple tomato sauce for dipping and crusty bread for mopping everything up.