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saffron Meat Balls

Spanish meatballs are also called parrilladas, and you'll also enjoy the taste and flavor of this traditional meat entree.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 500 g ground beef
  • 3 slices bread
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped bacon
  • 1 tbsp saffron powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • some thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour
  • oil for frying


In a bowl beat eggs with spices and saffron. Chop the bread and add it to the egg mix.

In a pan fry the bacon, add the meat, salt and pepper to taste. Fry in olive oil till the meat is done.

Make 2-inch balls from the meat, dip them in the egg mix and fry in oil till golden brown.

Garnish with lemon wedges, sliced onions and serve hot.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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