Fast meat patties with broccoli in bechamel sauce is a great idea for a quick lunch or dinner. Start with minced meat and at the same time heat 2 liters of water to a boil to blanch broccoli. By the time the meatballs roast, the cabbage will be ready. It will remain to collect the products in the pan, season with bechamel sauce and bring to readiness. Broccoli needs to be cooked quickly in order to maintain a bright green color, which, when cooked for a long time, fades or cabbage becomes brown, which, you see, looks quite unappetizing.
Stuffing will suit any - chicken, beef or pork. On fasting days and for a vegetarian menu, you can prepare a meal of minced fish.
- Cooking time: 35 minutes
- Servings: 6
Ingredients for quick meatballs with broccoli in bechamel sauce
- 600 g ground beef;
- 600 g broccoli;
- 100 g onions;
- 120 g raw potatoes;
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley;
- 200 ml of milk;
- 1 tablespoon wheat flour;
- 1 tablespoon of butter;
- nutmeg, chili pepper (optional);
- pepper, salt, green onions for serving.
Method of cooking quick meatballs with broccoli in bechamel sauce
Chilled minced meat put in a bowl, add a large onion, rubbed on a large grater. Onions give juiciness to avoid tears, you can grind it in a blender.
Raw potato is also rubbed finely. Instead of potatoes, you can add zucchini or pumpkin, also get tasty and juicy.
Pour dried parsley or any dry seasoning for meat in a bowl with minced meat, salt to taste.
Knead the stuffing thoroughly, usually done with your hands, because stuffing is like dough.
If you are cooking this dish from a whole piece of meat, then simply grind all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
We moisten palms with cold water, make small round cakes. From the specified number of products I have 11-12 pieces.
In a deep frying pan with a non-stick coating, pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for frying, heat the oil. Put the patties in the pan, quickly fry on both sides until golden brown.
Heat 2 liters of water to a boil, add salt. Throw broccoli in boiling water, blanch 3 minutes, recline in a colander. When the water is drained, spread cabbage inflorescences between patties.
Mix milk with wheat flour, mix thoroughly so that no lumps of flour are left, salt, season with nutmeg. If you want to cook bechamel sauce for quick meatballs with a light acidity, then you can replace the milk with low-fat sour cream, diluting it with water.
Put a tablespoon of butter in the pan, when it melts, gently pour in the sauce. Optionally add the chilli pod.
On a moderate fire bring to a boil, close the lid and cook the cutlets on a quiet fire for 7-10 minutes.
This time is enough - the cutlets will be juicy and tender, and the cabbage will retain its bright green color.
Quick meat patties with broccoli in bechamel sauce are ready. Before serving, sprinkle with finely chopped green onions and pepper with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy your meal!
This dish can be served right on the pan - it is so rustic, home-style - cozy and very tasty!