TOMATO MEATBALLS IN RICH TOMATO SAUCE
(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.
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
- pasta of your choice, cooked
- grated Pecorino/Parmesan
- fresh basil leaves
- To make the meatballs, place the beef in a bowl.
- Finely chop the onion.
- Add the onion and ARGENTINEAN Spice Blend to the beef.
- In a small bowl, soak the bread in just enough milk to completely saturate the bread.
- Add the soaked bread to the beef and onion mixture then add the cheese and season to taste.
- Mix well and form golf-ball sized meatballs.
- In a large frying pan, fry the meatballs in a splash of oil until browned all over. Set aside.
- To make the sauce, fry the onion in a splash of oil in a saucepan until soft and translucent.
- Add the remaining ingredients and allow to come up to a simmer.
- Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes uncovered.
- 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.
- Serve with cooked pasta garnished with a good grating of Pecorino and a few fresh basil leaves.
Why This is Good for You
- Great source of vitamins
- Great Anti-Oxidant
- Loaded with vitamin C
- Loaded with Vitamin B and potassium
- Rich with Vitamin A