Meatballs in sauce Recipe

Meatballs in sauce

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  • 200g minced beef
  • 200g minced pork
  • ½ bunch flat leaf parsley
  • A splash of white wine
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fine breadcrumbs
  • Milk, enough to cover breadcrumbs
  • Plain flour
For the marinara:
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • ½ red chilli, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp pitted green olives, drained
  • Small bunch basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

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How to make Meatballs in sauce

1. Heat the oven to 180˚C.

2. Soak the breadcrumbs in the milk.

3.Lightly fry the shallots, garlic and chilli for 2-3 minutes until soft. Deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine. Add the tomatoes along with the basil, oregano and finally the olives. Simmer to reduce (this should take 5-10 mins).

4.While the tomato sauce is cooking, make up the meatballs: Into the mince add the parsley, parmesan, garlic and add soaked breadcrumbs, mix well. Season with a little salt and pepper.

5.Shape into walnut sized balls and lightly coat the meatballs in the flour and fry in hot olive oil until golden. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and bake in the oven for 10 minutes

6. Serve with basmati rice.

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