The second episode of Worst Cooks in America had the remaining 14 recruits thinking international — that is, making meatballs from Sweden, India, Lebanon, France, Spain, Greece and Morocco. For their demos, the teams watched as Bobby took on a Mexican Meatball With Red Chile Tomato Sauce and Queso Fresco, while Anne took on an Italian meatball called Polpettini.
So what is the difference in these meatballs?
– Spanish meatballs are a mixture of ground pork, veal and beef, which are combined with bold flavors like smoked Spanish paprika, cilantro, chile powder and red onion. Get Emeril’s recipe for Spanish Meatballs.
– Lebanese meatballs, also known as kofta, are usually made with lamb and are combined with vegetables and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and are then formed around a skewer.
– Greek meatballs, or Keftedes are an all-beef ball, seasoned with mint, oregano and nutmeg, and served with a side of yogurt sauce. Cat Cora uses cucumbers in her sauce recipe for Keftedes.
– Swedish meatballs are a combination of pork and beef meat (or pork and veal), and are seasoned with nutmeg, allspice and white pepper, and are served with a gravy made from beef broth and heavy cream.
– Moroccan meatballs combine lamb with a flavorful mixture of shallots, cinnamon, coriander and mint leaves.
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