Keftethes Smyrne

Meat balls “Smyrne” (“Soutzoukakia”) in a tomato sauce.

Servings: 4

Credits: Eat Greek Tonight

Mix the ground beef with the bread crumbs (slightly moist), garlic, cumin, and salt & pepper.

Knead into elongated meat balls (see photo) and fry in olive oil.

Drain most of the oil, saving 1/2 a cup.

Use it in a clean pan to fry the tomatoes, peeled and grated.

Add the sugar a bit of salt & pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

Place the meat balls in the pan and simmer for a while longer before serving.

Quantity Ingredient Alternative Notes
2 lb Beef (Ground)    
1 Cup Bread Crumbs    
1 Pinch Cumin   To taste 
2 Clove Garlic   Pressed 
1 A Little Olive Oil    
1-2 Pinch Pepper   To taste 
2-3 Pinch Salt   To taste 
1 Pinch Sugar   To taste 
4 Medium Tomatoes   Ripe