Greek Meatballs with Avgolemono Sauce

Greek Meatballs With Avgolemono Sauce
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These are extremely tender and flavourful meatballs. You can use them to make Greek Cabbage rolls too.

1 1/4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
1/2 lb lean ground pork
2 slices of bread, made into crumbs and soaked with milk
3 garlic cloves
1 small grated onion
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 to 1 cup chopped spinach, squeezed dry
1 tablespoon chopped mint/or dill
2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoons dried oregano
2 eggs
1/3 cup uncooked rice
salt and pepper to taste


5 cups chicken broth

Sauce

2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
juice of 1 large lemon (1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups of broth (from cooking meatballs)


Makes approximately 48 meatballs.

As an alternative to the egg/lemon sauce, try doing this instead:
Make a roux with butter and flour, add the chicken stock that you cooked the meatballs in, simmer, add some of the hot sauce to an egg yolk and then slowly stir the mixture back into the remaining sauce. Add lemon juice. Add the meatballs and simmer on low for a few minutes. Do not boil if using the egg yolk.


Mix the two meats together well and add the rest of the ingredients and
mix well using hands.

Saute a small amount to taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning as
needed.

Form into meatballs the size of walnuts and saute until brown. Drain on
paper towels and then add to a pot of chicken broth.

Simmer for 40 minutes until tender.

Remove meatballs from broth. Strain broth and reserve 1 1/2 cups.
Return broth to stove and bring to a boil.

Beat egg yolks and egg with lemon juice and slowly whisk the hot broth
into egg mixture.

Return sauce to sauce pan and heat on low stirring until sauce
thickens. Do not bring to a boil.

Add meatballs and continue to heat until meatballs are hot and coated
with sauce.

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