simple recipe for meat hedgehogs Hedgehogs of minced meat with rice, and even with a fakethis is perhaps one of the most favorite dishes of many people. Among his admirers are both adults and children. It is very juicy and tender meat balls, which are just plain melted in the mouth. You can serve them with anything. And with potatoes, and with cereals, with vegetables, with salads, etc. Let's take a step-by-step look at the recipe for hedgehogs from minced meat. ingredients for cooking

Ingredients for cooking

  • Minced meat (better beef or pork or a mixture of them) - 400 g;
  • Rice (it is better to use long grain rice for preparing this dish) - half a cup;
  • Eggs - 1 piece;
  • Onions (heads of medium size) - 2 pieces;
  • Carrot (large) - 1 piece;
  • Tomatoes (large) - 2 pieces. If tomatoes are not at hand, they can be replaced with tomato paste. It will need 1 tablespoon;
  • Milk - 50 ml;
  • Butter;
  • Salt;
  • Ground black pepper;
  • Greens (it can be as fresh, and dried or frozen). More often for preparation of hedgehogs from forcemeat with rice use parsley, dill, a coriander (coriander) and a green onion.
  • Flour or bread crumbs.
  • stages of preparation of meat hedgehogs

    Stages of preparation of meat hedgehogs from forcemeat with rice

  • Rice is better to boil beforehand. He must be able to cool down. It should be cooked until half cooked. Carrots rub on the smallest grater. With tomatoes you need to peel. To make it easy, tomatoes should be poured with boiling water for a couple of minutes. After that, the tomato is cut crosswise, the skin is removed from it.
  • Cooking stuffing. Of course, it will be much better if you buy a piece of meat in the store, and not a ready-made stuffing. So, you will know exactly what kind of meat this stuffing is made of. Meat can be made by anyone (beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, etc.). His choice depends on your taste preferences. If the meat was bought in a frozen form, it must first be thawed. Then everything is scrolled through the meat grinder. To make the hedgehogs even more gentle, the cooks are advised to skip the mince through the meat grinder twice. Then it is mixed with chopped onions (it can also be passed through a meat grinder or cut with a knife) and cooled rice.
  • In the stuffing is added a chicken egg and 50 ml of milk. All you need to mix well.
  • When the stuffing is ready, we begin to sculpt the balls. To meat does not stick to your hands, they need to be periodically moistened with water. The resulting balls crumble in flour or in breadcrumbs (who, what more) and lay out on a preheated and buttered frying pan.
  • Fry them from two sides, until the appearance of a golden crust.
  • Add the frying pan, finely grated carrot and continue to fry for several minutes.
  • We take peeled tomatoes and finely chopped. They can be passed through a meat grinder. Add to the frying pan. Some tomatoes contain insufficient moisture. If for cooking such tomato varieties were chosen, then it will be necessary to add a little water to the pan. Hedgehogs should be more than half stewed in gravy. Then salt and pepper are added to taste. Covered with a lid and stewed for about 20 minutes.
  • 10 minutes before the preparation is added to the pan greens. If you want, you can add another onion cut into half rings. The dish is ready.
  • There is still a winter recipe for gravy. To do this, put 1 tablespoon (with a slide) of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of flour (before it must be fried in a dry frying pan), add water and stew for 20 minutes in a frying pan where already fried hedgehogs lie. Then add the onions cut into half rings. Extinguished 10 more minutes and ready. There is another recipe for making hedgehogs with minced meat and rice. On it, the cooking is not in a frying pan, but on a baking sheet in the oven. First hedgehogs are prepared, as in the classic recipe, fried in a frying pan, and then put in a baking dish, poured with gravy or sauce (usually using a cream or garlic sauce for this recipe) and baked for 20 minutes. It will turn out very tasty if sprinkled with grated cheese from above.