Meatballs in tomato sauce

Recipe from: 5/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 20 minutes


  • 500
    lean beef mince
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 60
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • 20
    parsley, finely chopped
  • 3
    ground nutmeg
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • Tomato sauce
  • 15
    sunflower oil
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1 x 425 g can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 x 70 g can tomato paste


1 hour, 15 minutes

To make the meatballs, mix together all the ingredients except the oil.
Season to taste and shape into balls.
Heat a little sunflower oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs until evenly browned.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
To make the sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan.
Add the onion and sauté until soft.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
Add the meatballs to the sauce an bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about one hour.
Serve with pasta.


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