Soutzoukakia (Greek Meatballs) With Tomato & Green Olive Sauce

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Ingredients

Sauce:

1 teaspoon cumin seed, toasted

2 cups canned whole peeled tomatoes

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/2 cup white wine

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Pepper to taste

Meatballs:

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 pound ground lamb

1/2 pound ground pork

4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped

3 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/2 cup panko crumbs

1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup sliced pitted green olives, for garnish

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