Meatballs in marinara sauce

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
300 g ground beef
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
egg
250 ml pureed tomatoes
mushrooms
tomatoes
carrot
1 tbsp tomato paste
onions
1 clove garlic
10 g 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

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
308
Protein
23 g
Fat
13 g
Carb
24 g
  • Step 1/9

    Finely dice one onion and half a garlic clove.
    • 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 g 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 g ground beef
    • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
    • 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.
    • onion
    • carrot
    • ½ clove garlic
    • mushrooms
    • 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.