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Greek Meat Rolls in Tomato-Wine Sauce

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Accompany with a Greek-style salad sprinkled with feta cheese and olives!















2 pounds ground beef, lean
4 slices bread
dry white toast, crumbled, or equivalent in bread or panko crumbs
1 medium onions
finely chopped
1 clove garlic
pressed, 1 large clove
1 large eggs
slightly beaten
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
cup water
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 x vegetable oil
1 x rice
steamed, white or brown (we prefer brown)
1 x parsley leaves
minced, (optional)
Tomatowine sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
1 can
2 ½ cups water
(I use chicken or beef broth as part of it)
¾ cup red wine
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin
(I usually add more)


  1. Mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, egg, sugar, salt, cumin, pepper, and water until well blended and firm.
  2. With hands moistened in cold water, shape rounded tablespoonfuls of meat mixture into 3" long fingerlike rolls.
  3. Coat rolls lightly in flour.
  4. in large deep skillet, heat ¾ inch oil to 400℉ (200℃).
  5. Brown rolls a few at a time in hot oil.
  6. With slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  7. Add to prepared Tomato Wine Sauce.
  8. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  9. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve over rice.
  10. Garnish with parsley.

Directions for Tomato Wine Sauce 1. In Dutch oven, whisk or stir vigorously the ingredients for the sauce until smooth.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 about 8 years ago

Yum, so many flavors in these meatballs. An excellent step up from the traditional method of making meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 262g (9.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 32138% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 944mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 64g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 6% Iron 28%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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