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Pork Meatballs with Spicy Tomato

Pork Meatballs with Spicy Tomato

I’m a bit of a sucker for meatballs in any form. As an Italian American pasta and meatballs are in my blood. If theres one thing that I’m absolutely a fan of when dinning out is small sharing plates and tapas. The Spanish style meatball is a one of my favorites because of the seasonings. The mix of smoked paprika and spicy tomato is addictive. You can make these out of Pork or Lamb.

Pork Meatballs with Spicy Tomato


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/3 cup white bread
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp spanish paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
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Take the pork out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before working with the meat or it won’t mix properly. Soak the bread in milk until absorbed. Mix all the ingredients together, but don’t over work.
Meatballs UnmixedPreheat oven to 400. Pour about 2 inch of oil into a heavy bottom sauce pan and get to 365. Form the meatballs into 1 1/2 tablespoon balls.  Flash fry the albondigas ~ 1 minute.Meatballs Flash Fried Transfer to a sheet tray and finish in the oven ~ 8 minutes or until cooked through.

Tomato Sauce

1 cup of chunky tomato

1 clove garlic (fine sliced)

1 tbs olive oil

1 tbs hot spanish paprika

Place the olive oil and garlic in a medium sauce pan on medium heat. Let the garlic cook ~ 1 minute then add the tomato. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then add the paprika. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Check out the recipe for my traditional Italian Meatballs