Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce


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    About this recipe: This dish takes a little while to make, but the results are really worth it. Homemade pork and beef meatballs are simmered in a rich and delicious tomato sauce. Serve with pasta.

    Serves: 20 

    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2.5kg passata
    • 685g tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 900g minced beef
    • 450g minced pork
    • 110g dry breadcrumbs
    • 80g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. In a large pot mix together garlic, passata, tomato puree, parsley and basil. Bring sauce to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer.
    2. In a large bowl mix together the minced beef, minced pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic granules and parsley. Shape into balls the size of a child's fist. In a frying pan, fry meatballs in hot olive oil until brown. Add to sauce mixture. Simmer over low heat for four hours.

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