Great Meatballs With Roasted Tomato Sauce

On A Mediterranean Flat Bread
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Mediterranean Flat bread
2 cups Arugula
1 cup cucumber, diced
1 cup Feta cheese, crumbles
1/2 lb. ground lamb
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, minced
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, minced
1 tbsp fresh oregano, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp green onion, minced
3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
olive oil, drizzle

 Cooking Tools

2 foil lined sheet pans
Medium mixing bowl
Medium skillet
Food processor

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, add; ground lamb, ground beef, mint leaves, basil leaves, oregano, parsley, onion, garlic, green onion, Parmesan cheese, Panko bread crumbs, cold water, cinnamon, egg, salt and pepper.  Mix all ingredients until well incorporated.  Shape into meatballs, will yield approx. 1 dozen.  Place meatballs on a sheet pan and bake in oven for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and place Flat bread on a serving platter, line with a 1/2 cup of Arugula, place meatballs on top.  Spoon Roasted Tomato Sauce (recipe below) on top of meatballs and garnish with diced cucumbers and Feta cheese.  Drizzle with some olive oil (optional).
Serves 4

Roasted Tomato Sauce
2 lbs. Roma tomatoes, halved
7-8 cloves garlic, whole
olive oil, drizzle + 1/4 cup

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. Place halved Roma tomatoes on a sheet pan with the whole garlic cloves.  Drizzle the tomatoes and garlic with a generous amount of olive oil and season with salt.  Roast in oven for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and place in a food processor and pulse until semi-smooth, small chunks are fine.  Place 1/4 cup of olive oil in a skillet on simmering heat, then add in the blended tomato sauce and cook for additional 10-15 minutes, season to taste.

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