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Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Nothing better to comfort the soul than the delicious and juicy meatballs in tomato sauce. An ideal dish to gather the family and share a pleasant moment.
Meatballs are known worldwide for their different variations (with vegetables, chicken, aubergines, and other ingredients) and how they are made. My choice on this occasion was the baked meatballs in tomato sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese to create an exquisite flavor.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 500 g Mix of ground beef and ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Red wine
  • 2 tbsp Bread crumbs
  • 200 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 500 g Tomato puree
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream
  • 1 Egg
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 1 cup Grated parmesan cheese
  • All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Vegetal oil, for frying
  • 250 g Mozzarella cheese
  • Fine sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Tomato sauce: Start by chopping the onions, garlic cloves, tomatoes, and parsley.
  • Then in a frying pan add olive oil, let it heat up and add the onion (let it cook for 3 minutes). Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, red wine, and oregano. Season with salt. Let cook for 30 minutes on low heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Meatballs: In a bowl with the mix of meats add the onions, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, oregano, heavy cream, and parsley. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Shape the meatballs and dredge them in the flour.
  • In large pan, heat the vegetal oil over medium-hight heat. Brown the meatballs on all side, about 5 minutes.
  • In an oven container, add a bit of tomato sauce. Add the meatballs, the rest of the tomato sauce, the parmesan cheese, and on the top the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake it for 40 minutes.
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Hi! I'm Yareli, Dominican travel and food writer living in the beautiful and welcoming Tuscany region of Italy. I am passionate about tourism and travel, so I always look for new places to learn about its stories, culture and, above all, its gastronomy.