Salvadoran Albóndigas

Salvadoran Albondigas (Meatballs)

This is my recipe for Salvadoran meatballs (“albóndigas”). I will also include my recipe for homemade salsa if you’re feeling especially ambitious. (It’s worth the little bit of extra effort!)

Sra. López’s Salvadoran Meatballs
(adapted from Doris Perez’s Salvadoran Meatball recipe)

Ingredients:

* 1 egg
* 1 pound lean ground beef
* ½ cup chopped fresh tomatoes
* ½ cup minced onion
* 2 tablespoons minced garlic
* ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, (original recipe calls for mint but my husband didn’t like that.)
* 1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon (optional)
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* enough oil for frying, (I use Canola)

1. Beat the egg in a large bowl. Add the beef in handfuls and then add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Blend well.
2. Form the mixture into balls or small patties. (Salvadorans make more of a small, fat patty shape.)
3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the balls/patties approximately 5 minutes per side until nicely browned. Serve over white rice with salsa (recipe below). Serves 4.

___

Sra. López’s Fresh Salsa

1 32 ounce can of whole tomatoes (use fresh roma tomatoes if you want)
1 handful fresh cilantro
1/2 an onion
1/4 of a medium green bell pepper
1 tablespoon raw, minced garlic
a few rings of pickled jalapeño (add more or less to taste)
salt to taste
a few drops of Worcestershire sauce (or “Salsa Perrins” as it’s called at our house.)

Combine in a blender. Serve immediately or put in a jar and keep refrigerated for a few days. Use in almost any recipe calling for salsa, or as a side with Latin American dishes.

Posted on August 7, 2010, in food/drink, recipes, Salvadoreños and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’ll be trying these tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing!

  2. They are GOOD! I make the like that all the time, and love to eat them over white rice, qué rrrriiiiccccooooo!

  3. I am in love with this site. Going to make these tomorrow.

  1. Pingback: Yuca con (not really) Chicharrón « Latina-ish

  2. Pingback: Salvadoran Chuletas « Latinaish

  3. Pingback: Pescado, Cerveza y Invitados Inesperados | Latinaish

  4. Pingback: Señora López’s Fresh Salsa | Latinaish

Note: You are not required to sign in to leave a comment. Please feel free to leave the email and/or website fields blank for an easier commenting experience.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 554 other followers

%d bloggers like this: