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Are you serious?

Has it really been since May that we posted a recipe?

Well color us stumped cause we’ve been eating some amazing food. But we suppose in between said amazing food it’s been a little busy. We’ve moved. Started a full time position at Costco. Had surgery. Recovered. Traveled and pretty much been going non-stop for the last few months…

But still…

That’s a long time to go without one of our recipes.

Let’s just cut to the chase and share these Meat(AMAZE)balls!

Cuban Style Meatballs

Something important to remember when we share a recipe is that we always cook in large amounts. Especially now that we’re working opposite schedules and we’d rather sit around holding hands with the few minutes we have together rather than try and knock out something to eat. It’s easier to cook in bulk and have portioned meals for a few days (and relieves a lot of unnecessary stress)…moral of the story: adjust accordingly to how much food you want.

This recipe made 27 1oz meatballs…lots and lots of left overs!

Enjoy!

Cuban Style Meat(amaze)balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or any tasty vinegar)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (peels and minced)
  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • 15-20 pimento stuffed green olives
  • 4 tbsp raisins (sounds weird but so tasty)
  • 4 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large mixing bowl, combine everything except water, cream of tartar, baking powder and ground almonds…

No need to mix just yet…just set the mixing bowl off to the side.

So about the almonds.

The easiest way to make ground almonds is to take your magic bullet, food processor, or blender and a handful of almonds and zip zip zip a few seconds until you’ve reached optimum state of ground goodness. For extra taste take the ground almonds to a non-stick pan and toast for 4-6 minutes on medium heat

toasted ground almonds

When the almonds are nice and toasted throw them into the large mixing bowl with everything else.

In a small bowl, mix cream of tartar, baking soda and warm water together then add to large mixing bowl and combine all ingredients…remember to take off your rings people!

Portion 1oz meatballs onto non-stick cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 35 minutes.

We paired this with an Ambercup/sweet potato mash but you feel free to combine it with anything you want cause it’s your damn appetite and it’s gonna thank the hell out of you for these AmazeBALLS!

~Now that’s good eatin’ Folks!

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