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Meatballs in sauce

Ofer Ron Z"L

Ofer was the eldest brother in his family. He loved photography, nature walks, gardening and music. He was very family oriented and loved life. Ofer was visually impaired due to retinal degeneration. It didn't stop him from being independent and he made sure to cook relatively simple things for himself since the kibbutz dining room closed. He was proud of it, and rightly so. 

Ofer was murdered on October 7 in his home in Kibbutz Kissufim. Before the connection with his sister Tali was cut off, she asked him to lock the two front doors and close the safe room door. The terrorists discovered him early, led him into the living room and shot him  His family misses him very much.


Ofer had trouble seeing, so he prepared simple dishes that did not require too much precision. It was important to him to prepare his own food, even though he started cooking at an older age, with the closing of the kibbutz dining hall. He was very proud that he also cooked a meat dish for himself. And it was delicious!

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Half a kilo of minced meat

1 large onion

1 Carrot

3 cloves of garlic

1 egg

3 ripe tomatoes without skin, crushed

Tomato paste

Breadcrumbs (better to make your own)

Spices - salt, pepper, sweet paprika, soup powder, parsley, cumin,



Making the meatballs:

Mix chopped meat, egg, bread crumbs, grated carrots (for added health), chopped garlic clove, salt and pepper. Make balls and place in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

Then fry the meatballs in a pan with oil and set aside.

Method for the sauce:

Fry onions, add 2 cloves of garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water and other spices to taste.

Bring to a gentle boil for about twenty minutes.

Add the meatballs and cook for about twenty minutes. Serve with white rice or pasta.

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