Amazing grilled meatballs



Turkish people love meatballs and any other meal out of ground meat. Personally, I have a little bit of trouble with the meatballs as it's not easy to make them perfect - crispy on the outside and soft and juicy inside. So I'm still looking for a perfect meatball recipe, though my husband says those were the perfect ones but I believe smoke from the grill added a big plus to the flavor. The meatballs turned out very tasty and went so well with some grilled tomatoes, peppers and red cabbage salad and some flat bread. Those were the good days ... and amazing sunsets every evening made every dinner special!

What we need:

250gr ground beef
250gr ground lamb
salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon of paprika
a pinch of red hot pepper
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 grated onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary
2tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of bread crumbs

What we have to do:

1. Mix the meat and add the breadcrumbs, olive oil and spices, grate the onion and garlic cloves. Mix well with your hands until everything is combined and shape the meatballs. If you want more Turkish style meatballs make them oval or in a shape of a big date. Put them on a plate and cover with a clingfilm and put them in a fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the pan or the grill and grill them on each side for 4-5 minutes until they are brown on the outside but still soft and juicy inside.
3. Serve with your favourite salad, rice or noodles or just flat bread and yogurt. I made very simple red cabbage, red onion, sweet corn, cucumber, parsley salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Enjoy!!!
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