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TOMATO MEATBALLS IN RICH TOMATO SAUCE

tomato meatballs in rich tomato sauce natural spice co

(Prep time : 25 min | Cooking Time : 30 min | Serve:4)

Tomatoes are the primary dietary source of lycopene, an antioxidant associated to a variety of health advantages, including a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K are all high in them.

Ingredients

for the meatballs

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 small red onion peeled
  • 2 slices white bread crusts removed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tsp ARGENTINEAN Spice Blend

for the tomato sauce

  • 1 large red onion finely chopped
  • 1can (400 g) ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 3 tsp ARGENTINEAN Spice Blend

to serve

  • pasta of your choice, cooked
  • grated Pecorino/Parmesan
  • fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. To make the meatballs, place the beef in a bowl.
  2. Finely chop the onion.
  3. Add the onion and ARGENTINEAN Spice Blend to the beef.
  4. In a small bowl, soak the bread in just enough milk to completely saturate the bread.
  5. Add the soaked bread to the beef and onion mixture then add the cheese and season to taste.
  6. Mix well and form golf-ball sized meatballs.
  7. In a large frying pan, fry the meatballs in a splash of oil until browned all over. Set aside.
  8. To make the sauce, fry the onion in a splash of oil in a saucepan until soft and translucent.
  9. Add the remaining ingredients and allow to come up to a simmer.
  10. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes uncovered.
  11. Place the meatballs in the tomato sauce and allow to simmer gently for another 10-15 minutes until the meatballs are cooked to your liking.
  12. Serve with cooked pasta garnished with a good grating of Pecorino and a few fresh basil leaves.

Why This is Good for You

  1. Great source of vitamins
  2. Great Anti-Oxidant
  3. Loaded with vitamin C
  4. Loaded with  Vitamin B and potassium 
  5. Rich with Vitamin A

 

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Comments

Jenny

Tried these… absolutely delicious!

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