Meatballs In Tomato Sauce January 06, 2012 11:39

A great healthy recipe to start the New Year, enjoy! Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 200g minced beef or pork (preferably lean or organic) 50g fresh white breadcrumbs 2tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1tbsp tomato puree 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped 2tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped ½ tsp turmeric 1 tin of plum tomatoes, chopped 2tbsp red wine Salt & pepper 2 tsp basil leaves, chopped 2tsp rosemary, chopped 1 egg Method
  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, tomato puree, garlic, shallots, egg, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 12 to 15 firm balls.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for several minutes or until browned on all sides.
  • Add the tomatoes, wine, basil and rosemary. Simmer gently for around 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked. Season generously with salt and pepper and serve hot.