This is another fairly simple recipe. Follow along with the video, and here's the ingredients and recipe for you to write down.
For the meatballs
-1 package of ground beef (Trader Joe's has really good beef)
-1 medium onion
-A pan full of vegetable oil
-3 slices of whole wheat bread
-1 raw egg
For the manestra
-A box of orzo pasta
-A medium cup of tomato sauce (you'll only use about half depending on the amount of orzo)
-3 cups of water
You can start cooking the manestra first. Put half a medium cup of tomato sauce into a pot, some olive oil, 3 cups of water, about a small box of orzo (my mom put in about half at first but put in the rest later in the video), and turn up the heat to about medium, boiling it and stirring it somewhat regularly. Add water when cooking if necessary. Let it boil while make the meatballs next.
Chop up the parsley and onion. Put some flour into a bowl. Put vegetable oil in a pan and put it on the stove. Always wash your hands before and after handling meat. Break up the ground beef into a big plate or bowl. Get three slices of whole wheat bread in a bowl and soak them with water. Put them with the ground beef. Put a raw egg in. Dump in the chopped parsley, onions, garlic cloves, and put on top oregano, all spice, mint, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Wash your hands and turn on the stove to about a medium heat. Mix everything with the ground beef thoroughly by hand. Grab pieces of it, roll it into balls, flatten it, and put it onto another plate. When they're all laid out, take one, dip it thoroughly in the flour, and put it directly into the pan. Do this for all of them and drop them.
Wash your hands and stir the manestra occasionally.
Judge for yourself, but my mom was able to turn over the meat balls in the pan after I'm guessing 7 minutes or so. But cook them thoroughly.
When the manestra is done, put some black pepper on it. You can put salt or parmesan cheese, too. My mom served it with parmesan growing up, and I hated it. But I hated it without it, anyways.
My mom likes to cover a plate with romaine lettuce and put the meatballs on there to serve them, and she recommends letting the manestra cool for 30 minutes after you cook it.
Don't sneeze, and tell Auntie Fee and her son, Tavis, that I want them to cook with my mom. My mom loves her own food, but I don't eat meatballs or manestra. And you can put vegetables on the side, too, like zucchini, potatoes, broccoli, green beans, etc.
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