Italian meat balls


Tomato sauce:

700 gr tomato sauce

5 leaves sweet basil

1 tsp Salt

1 tbsp sugar


1 onion or celery

30 gr Olive Oil or sunflower oil

Meat balls:

400 gr beef (not ground)

2 slices square bread for toast

5 tbsp of milk

1 egg

50 gr flour




Frying Pan


A lid


Potato smasher (for the chick peas version only)


Tomato sauce preparation:

Slice the onions into small squares and fry them in Oil in a frying pan. Use a saucepan pour in the onions with the oil, add the tomato sauce add the salt and the sugar simmer, let cook for 20 minutes. Then add the basil leaves at the end.

Recipe of meatballs: take your beef, place in a blender mix it for 5-10 seconds.

Prepare your bread, cut away the crust, cut in small squares, add the milk just to make wet the bread, not much 2 tablespoon of milk should be enough.

Add an egg, salt and pepper.

Keep the meat preparation in the fridge for five to 10 minutes.

Take the meat out again, with the meat make small round balls 3 cm in diameter max.

Coated in flour. Prepare a hot frying pan with oil 3-4 tablespoon of oil. Start to grill the meatballs, they need to be colored on all sides. When all coloured, add them in the ready tomato sauce, add the basil leaves, keep boiling for 5 mn, your dish is ready!

You can serve it with rice, pasta, quinoa…Enjoy!!

By Symphonie by Sylvie

A passionate baker, loving trying and sharing new recipes

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