Spanish meatballs

Cooked in a rich and savoury tomato sauce.
 
recipe, meatballs, spanish,dinner

Recipe from: 9 December 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 500
    g
    free-range beef mince
  • 1/3
    cup
    fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1
    egg
  • 1
    tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1
    tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1
    tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2
    tsp
    red chilli flakes
  • 3/4
    tsp
    salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    large red onion, diced
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1
    tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1
    tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/3
    cup
    red wine
  • 2x 400
    g
    tinned, chopped tomatoes
  • 2
    tsp
    brown sugar or xylitol
  • 2
    stems fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Place all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl and mix together until well combined. Roll into evenly sized balls and rest in the fridge to firm up for about half an hour.

Heat the olive oil in a large based pan. Sauté the onions until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the spices and stir through. Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce down by half. Now add the tomatoes, sugar, bay leaves and oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer on a low heat for about 20 – 25 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through and the tomato sauce has reduce.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bibby's Kitchen@36. To see more recipes, please click here.

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