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    Cocido de Albóndigas y Verduras: Meatballs and Vegetables Stew

    This cocido de albóndigas y verduras stew might be the only way to get your kids to eat their veggies!


    Ingredients
    1/2
    pound
    ground beef (sirloin recommended)
    1/2
    pound
    ground pork
    1
    tablespoon
    all-purpose flour
    2
    tablespoons
    ground quick oats
    1
    tablespoon
    yellow mustard
    1
    egg
    1
    dash
    Salt and Pepper
    1
    vegetable oil for frying
    2
    medium carrots, diced
    2
    celery sticks, diced
    1/2
    cup
    peas, frozen
    1/2
    cup
    green beans
    1
    tablespoon
    tomato paste
    1
    cup
    beef stock
    1/2
    cup
    dry red wine
    Directions
    For the meatballs: In a large bowl combine the ground meats and add the flour, oats, mustard, egg, and salt and pepper. Incorporate all the ingredients using your hands. Form meatballs the size of golf balls.
    In a large skillet, heat some oil on medium heat, and fry the meatballs until they are browned on all sides.
    Remove the meatballs from the heat and set aside.
    For the stew: In the same skillet with all the drippings, saute all the vegetables on medium heat for 5 minutes.
    Add the tomato paste and the beef stock, and stir with a spatula to incorporate the flavors and dissolve the paste. To amp the flavor of the sauce, you can add 1/2 cup of dry red wine along with the stock. Cook for 5 more minutes.
    Add the meatballs back to the pan, along with any juices. Cook for another 5-7 minutes to incorporate the flavors. Taste the sauce and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
    Serve warm with rice and fried green plantains.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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