Foodbook #790 meatballs - Soutzoukakia with potato salad


Good morning my friends and happy week, the food’s combination for today is unbeatable and for me this two foods is married forever . Please be my guest and try this foods together
I know it’s double work to Create this but you will love the results. Let’s do the magic together


For the soutzoukakia

800 gr. ground beef
4 cloves garlic, melted
2 eggs
1 tbsp. cumin, grated (if we want, we put more, 2-3 kg)
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup olive oil
5 slices of dry bread soaked in red wine and squeezed, to drain the liquids or 1 cup of crumbs
pepper, freshly ground

For the sauce:

3 cups tomato juice
1 onion, grated
1 cup red wine
2 cloves garlic, melted
1 tbsp. tomato paste
olive oil
1 tbsp. sugar
black pepper, freshly ground
1 tbsp. cumin
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp. seedless green olives (optional)

For the potato salad

5 medium potatoes, cut into cubes
1 large onion, cut into thin vertical slices
1 fresh onion, finely chopped
1 Florin pepper, finely chopped
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. caper
2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. mustard, soft



For the soutzoukakia

In a large bowl put the minced meat, garlic, eggs, cumin, cinnamon, olive oil, bread, salt and pepper and knead until the minced meat is fluffy.
Put the minced meat in the fridge for 1 hour.
Shape meatballs into a long oval shape and sauté in olive oil until golden brown.
Alternatively, for lighter, we can put the soutzoukaki in the oven, until they turn brown.

For the sauce:
Saute the onion in a pan with olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until the onion is soft.
Add the wine, the tomato juice, the sugar, the cumin, the tomato paste, the bay leaf, the olives (optional) and season with salt and pepper.
Boil and then simmer on low heat, until the sauce sets.
For the composition:
Add the soutzoukaki to the sauce and mix gently so as not to break them.
Simmer for 15 minutes, so that the soutzoukaki get the aroma and taste of the tomato.

For the potato salad
Place the potatoes, 2 liters of water and a tablespoon of salt in a large saucepan. Put the pot on high heat to boil for 20 minutes checking the potatoes if they have softened.
At the same time, prepare the dressing by mixing the olive oil, the lemon, the mustard and the oregano.
Strain the potatoes and place them in a bowl.
Finally add the remaining ingredients, mixing very well, being careful not to break the potatoes.
Try and fill with salt and pepper to make it more delicious.


Thanks all my friends you can now enjoy your meal , please give me your comments about this

Stay safe and healthy my friends and take care of your people

My best wishes from Greece

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