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Better than the classic: delicious eggplant meatballs for lunch

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Homemade meatballs
Homemade meatballs. Source: pexels.com

Meatballs are a very satisfying and tasty dish that can be a great alternative to classic cutlets and stuffed cabbage. But in summer, this dish can be prepared in a slightly different way by simply adding vegetables, for example.

Homemade meatballs

Cook Yevheniia Karpiuk shared a recipe for delicious meatballs with eggplant on Instagram, which will be very juicy and tasty.

Recipe for meatballs

Ingredients:

  • minced meat (can be pork / veal / chicken) - 600 g
  • onion - 1 pc.
Minced meat and onions
  • eggplant - 1 pc.
  • bread - 2-3 pieces
Eggplant for a dish
  • eggs - 1 pc.
  • fresh or dried garlic

Sauce:

  • fresh garlic - 2-3 cloves.
  • canned tomatoes - 1/2 can
Ketchup for cooking
  • Italian herbs - to taste
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  • salt - to taste
  • greens - a bunch
  • sour cream - 50-100 g

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the eggplants, prick them with a fork, drizzle with oil and bake in the oven until tender. Then cut them open and scoop out the middle with a spoon.

Baked eggplants

2. Put the minced meat, onion, garlic, spices, eggplant pulp, egg, bread, and blend until smooth.

Minced meat for the dish

3. Form meatballs with your hands.

Sauce for meatballs

4. Fry in vegetable oil.

Spices for meatballs

5. Add the whole garlic cloves, tomatoes, salt, spices and sugar. Pour in a little water, cover and simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Ready meatballs

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