Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce as served at Can Vilaro in Barcelona, Spain as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode 2602.
Recipe courtesy of Can Vilaro

Meatballs and Mushroom Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings





Special equipment:
a mortar and pestle
  1. For the sauce: Heat some olive oil in a heavy pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden.
  2. Add the stock, tomatoes, mushrooms, peas and bay leaves. Cook over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. For the meatballs: Meanwhile, Mix the meat together with the egg, soaked bread and some salt and pepper. Shape into meatballs and then roll in flour.
  4. Fry the meatballs in some olive oil in a skillet, then transfer to the sauce.
  5. Add the crushed almond mixture to the sauce and cook for an additional 10 to 20 minutes.