A favorite recipe from my mother-in-law. Serve over couscous with sour cream.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add leeks; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; transfer to a plate to cool. Chop leeks finely with a sharp knife, or in a food processor.

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  • Combine leeks, ground beef, bread crumbs, and eggs in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Mix until combined; shape with hands into walnut-sized meatballs.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs, turning as needed, until evenly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add water, lemon juice, and butter; bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 8.7 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
That's a lot of leeks. Nevertheless these meatballs are delicious. The lemon butter sauce at the end is really a winning part of this. I suggest making a bit more than written. In fact don't throw out the water used for boiling the leeks. Use that water to make the sauce at the end and then use the rest to make a soup later... yum! Thank you and your mother-in-law for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
That's a lot of leeks. Nevertheless these meatballs are delicious. The lemon butter sauce at the end is really a winning part of this. I suggest making a bit more than written. In fact don't throw out the water used for boiling the leeks. Use that water to make the sauce at the end and then use the rest to make a soup later... yum! Thank you and your mother-in-law for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
That's a lot of leeks. Nevertheless these meatballs are delicious. The lemon butter sauce at the end is really a winning part of this. I suggest making a bit more than written. In fact don't throw out the water used for boiling the leeks. Use that water to make the sauce at the end and then use the rest to make a soup later... yum! Thank you and your mother-in-law for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2017
This is DELICIOUS! I made a batch last night to have for lunch todaybut they are almost gone a little after breakfast when everyone started "tasting" them. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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