Meatballs in spicy tomato sauce

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 112grams ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (28 grams) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 scallion, chopped fine (spring onions)
  • 1 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cups (16 oz) canned plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

Preparation Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the beef, breadcrumbs, cheese, tomato paste, garlic, scallions, egg, thyme, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 6 to 8 firm balls.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for several minutes or until browned on all sides.
  3. 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.

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