Meatballs in marinara sauce

Meatballs in marinara sauce

137 ratings

Ljiljana, mom and dedicated cook


„A great family recipe! As soon as I put the pan on the table, a feast begins.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
300 g
ground beef
3 tbsp
breadcrumbs
1
egg
250 ml
pureed tomatoes
4
mushrooms
4
tomatoes
1
carrot
1 tbsp
tomato paste
2
onions
1 clove
garlic
10 leaves
basil
1 tsp
rosemary (chopped)
1 tsp
thyme (chopped)
2 tsp
sugar
vegetable oil for frying
salt
pepper
rice or toasted bread to serve
Metric
Imperial
  • 300 g ground beef
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1  egg
  • 250 ml pureed tomatoes
  • 4  mushrooms
  • 4  tomatoes
  • 1  carrot
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2  onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 1 tsp rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tsp thyme (chopped)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt
  • pepper
  • rice or toasted bread to serve

Utensils

  • deep frying pan with lid
  • large bowl
  • small frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • cutting board
  • knife

Enjoy with

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Nutrition per serving

Cal
308
Protein
23g
Fat
13g
Carb
24g

Step 1/9

Finely dice one onion and half a garlic clove.
  • 1 onion
  • ½ clove garlic
  • cutting board
  • knife

Finely dice one onion and half a garlic clove.

Step 2/9

Sauté both in a small frying pan in some vegetable oil until the onion is translucent.
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • small frying pan
  • cooking spoon

Sauté both in a small frying pan in some vegetable oil until the onion is translucent.

Step 3/9

Cut basil into fine strips.
  • 10 leaves basil
  • cutting board
  • knife

Cut basil into fine strips.

Step 4/9

Next, mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, sautéed onion and garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • 300 ground beef
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • large bowl
  • cooking spoon

Next, mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, sautéed onion and garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Step 5/9

Use hands to make small balls from the mixture, approx. 3 cm in diameter.

Use hands to make small balls from the mixture, approx. 3 cm in diameter.

Step 6/9

For the sauce, dice the onion, carrot, half a garlic clove, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 4 tomatoes
  • cutting board
  • knife

For the sauce, dice the onion, carrot, half a garlic clove, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Step 7/9

Sauté the cut vegetables in some vegetable oil. Add pureed tomatoes and season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Allow to reduce on a low heat for approx. 15 – 20 min.
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 250 ml pureed tomatoes
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • deep frying pan with lid
  • cooking spoon

Sauté the cut vegetables in some vegetable oil. Add pureed tomatoes and season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Allow to reduce on a low heat for approx. 15 – 20 min.

Step 8/9

Meanwhile, finely chop rosemary and thyme.
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • cutting board
  • knife

Meanwhile, finely chop rosemary and thyme.

Step 9/9

Next, add chopped herbs and meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer for approx. 10 – 15 minutes with closed lid until the meatballs are cooked. Serve with rice or toasted bread.
  • rice or toasted bread to serve

Next, add chopped herbs and meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer for approx. 10 – 15 minutes with closed lid until the meatballs are cooked. Serve with rice or toasted bread.