A week after a very relaxing Spring Break in North Carolina, I am ready to start the week with delicious dinners. I have a menu set up for the next few days and I really hope I can stick to it, but either way, I will be making yummy and new recipes!
Today I had a big midterm, and all I wanted to do was come home and relax. I couldn't though, since I have lots of other homework that is quickly catching up on me. But time for cooking is always available, and tonight's dinner was worth it!
I have to warn you, if you don't like spicy food, add less cumin/coriander, because it is definitely a big part of these meatballs. Otherwise eat up!
Spiced Meatballs (adapted from Everyday FOOD by Martha Stewart)
- 1.2 lbs. ground beef
- 3/4 teaspoon coriander
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 large egg + 2 tablespoons egg-whites lightly beaten
- In a medium bowl combine beef, spices, cilantro, and egg mix. Season with salt (I forgot this step and it definitely makes a difference). With your hands, gently combine all the ingredients well and form meatballs (I made 6 big ones following my roomie's request).
- In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water to skillet, cover, reduce heat to low. Cook untill meatballs are just cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.