Ana's meatballs in tomato sauce

    Ana's meatballs in tomato sauce

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    30min


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    About this recipe: This is one of my favourite recipes, easy to make and delicious, a simple meatball in a tomato and beef stock sauce.

    CookWithAnna Bedfordshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 500g mince (pork, beef or both)
    • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 egg
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 slices bread, soaked in some milk
    • plain flour as needed
    • oil as needed
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 beef stock cube
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Put the mince, 2 or 3 cloves of the crushed garlic, the egg and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl.
    2. Squeeze all the milk out of the bread and put it with the mince. Mix everything together.
    3. Then put some flour on a plate take some meat with a spoon and roll it in a bit of flour. Make small balls which you can leave like that, or press them with your palms until flat.
    4. Fry the meatballs in a pan with a bit of oil.
    5. When you finished frying all the meatballs put another pan on the heat with a bit of oil and 2 garlic cloves.
    6. Remove the garlic cloves when they start to go soft, then add the tomato paste and the beef cube stock with a mug of water and the sugar.
    7. Leave to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add more water if you need to. You can add a teaspoon of flour to thicken the sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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    Reviews (5)

    CookWithAnna
    5

    Hi All, thank you for the great comments. This is my Nannas meatballs recipe and that makes me even more happy you liked it. She cooks the best food in the world. X - 30 Oct 2014

    2

    ...........delicious, tasty, tangy sauce, i served it with pasta. will definately use it again. - 20 Sep 2012

    GrissellChurchill
    1

    I was desperate for an easy meatballs recipe, this is so good! just finished cooking and is great for a nice homemade meal, i made some fried rice and steamed veggies and you have a great colourful plate. thanks for sharing.! - 13 Aug 2013

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