Paul and I honeymooned in Egypt. It was truly amazing and we embraced the food too. Now Paul at the time was a fussy eater however the food was amazing in our hotel – well we did stay in the Savoy!
In one part of our hotel where we dined the most it was a serve yourself buffet. We loved this as we could choose a little of everything and sample it all.
One of our favourite meat dishes was a meatball dish. The meatballs were cooked in a gravy type sauce with peppers, herbs and onions aplenty.
I’ve tried a few times and a few different ways to recreate this recipe and this is our favourite:
500g Beef mince
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tablespoons white breadcrumbs
2 tsp beef gravy granules
1/4 pint boiling water
1/2 small glass of red wine
1 tsp tomato puree
1 Green Pepper Diced
1 large Onion Diced
small amount of Olive Oil
To make the meatballs – add all the ingredients to a bowl and knead together, making sure all of the ingredients mix together well. Knead well until all ingredients have been combined – I do this for around 5/10 minutes.
Take a tablespoon of the meat and mould into a ball. I make around 25/30 of these (the larger the ball the longer the cooking time).
- Heat the oil in a frying pan
- lightly cook the onions
- Add the meatballs and brown all over
- Add the Peppers and cook for a few minutes
- Add the mushrooms
- Mix the gravy granules, red wine and tomato puree together and then add the boiling water all in a bowl/jug and then add to the frying pan
- bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes
Serve with white rice.