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Soutzoukakia Smyrneika (Ground Meat Sausages, Smryna Style

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Category: Meat, Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 4 tb Butter; melted
  • 1 lb Tomatoes; peeled
  • 1 ts Granulated sugar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Garlic cloves; crushed
  • 1/4 c Dry white wine
  • 1 sm Bay leaf
  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 2 sl Bread; crusts removed,
  • - soaked in water, and
  • - squeezed dry
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 Egg; lightly beaten
  • 2 ts Parsley; minced
  • 1 ts Salt; (or more to taste)
  • 1 pn Freshly ground pepper
  • Oil for frying


Combine the melted butter, tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper, 1 clove of
garlic, wine, and bay leaf in a saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes, then
strain through a fine sieve or food mill. Meanwhile, combine the remaining
ingredients in a large bowl and knead thoroughly. (The mixture should not
be stiff.) Pinch off pieces a little larger than a walnut and shape with
the hands into elongated egg shapes about 1 x 3 inches. Fry them lightly on
all sides in hot oil and then drain on paper towels, or arrange them on a
baking dish and bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning once.
Drop the soutzoukia in sauce and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with a
steaming grain dish and fresh, cooked vegetables or salad.

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