Meat balls with 5 spice

It is always fun to entertain with just small plates or tapas.  It does not need to be Spanish in theme.  It can be an “eclectic” mixture of dishes.

meat ball

  • 1 pound of ground beef, chicken or lamb
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 5 green scallions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons 5 spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Form into small balls about the size of walnuts.  Saute in a drizzle of oil until brown.  Place in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Serve with tomato sauce.

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomato paste
  • 1 large tomato peeled and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Mix together and place in a bowl.

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