Meatballs (albondigas)


¾ kilogram ground beef
2 tablespoons ground onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped red or green pepper
3 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 cup grated bread or ground crackers
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper


¼ cup lard
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
1 pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon refined sugar
½ cup dry wine

Cooking instructions: 

Combine the meat and the onion, the red or green pepper, the milk, the salt, the pepper and the mustard.

Add the beaten eggs and the ground bread or crackers; blend well, shape into balls. Roll the balls in flour and stir fry in hot oil until browned.

Prepare the sauce: saute the garlic, the onion and the finely chopped pepper in the hot lard, add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

Place the meatballs into the sauce and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes.