Izmir Köfte



For the meatballs:

For the sauce:

For serving:


Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl until well blended.

Then form ping-pong sized meatballs.

Heat up a large pan with olive oil. In batches brown the meatballs and then transfer them to a plate.

In the same pan heat up oil, add the onions and sauté until translucent, add the meatballs in the pan.

In a bowl mix together the tomatoes (mixed in the blender), lemon juice, sugar and salt.

Pour the mixture on top of the meatballs and give a gentle stir.

Bring it to boil and then cover it and keep simmering for 45 minutes. Stir again.

Sprinkle the chopped pistachios and the parsley on top.

Serve with cous-cous.