Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Mashed Potatoes

Learn to make a true Italian classic: Meatballs with tomato sauce. Authentic Italian meatballs for your loved ones to enjoy - come to Italy with your taste buds!

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Barbara:

Comfort food is my jam - and since I love both meatballs and mashed potatoes, this is a no-brainer for me. If I could, I think I'd eat this combo eve...

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It would be hard to think of a more comforting, more snuggly classic Italian meal than meatballs simmered in tomato sauce and served with a rich accompanying side serving of creamy mashed potatoes. And while we're heading towards warmer weather for the spring, comfort food knows no seasons and is perfect any time of the year. So, if you're feeling the need for some home cooked, classic Italian fare, whip up our best Italian meatballs and tomato sauce recipe today. Pair it with the richness of Italian mashed potatoes and you'll meet your comfort food requirements for everyone lucky enough to share your dinner table today.

Homemade Italian meatballs with tomato sauce are a cinch to pull together with our genuine Tuscan recipe, and we've yet to meet one household that doesn't share our enthusiasm for amazing homemade Italian recipes, especially classics like Italian meatballs and tomato sauce. Be sure to have some good quality country-style Italian bread to mop up this juicy tomato sauce, and might we also suggest a great glass of Italian wine to join your genuine Italian meatball recipe?

Not sure about what to pair? Look no further than our suggested wine pairings below, and be sure to check out the Wine Selections page for lots more ideas on food and wine pairings. 

Come join us for a Live Class on making authentic Italian meatballs with Tomato Sauce - the Mamablip chefs will walk you through a fun hands-on lesson in the comfort of your kitchen, while you make these little meatball-accented tickets to Tuscany!

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Ingredients

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Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Ingredients

  • Ground Beef 300 grams
  • Sausages 1 (link)
  • Eggs (Yolk Only) 1
  • Potatoes 1 cup (Boiled)
  • Salt and Pepper as needed

Tomato Sauce for Beef Meatballs Ingredients

  • Onion 1
  • Garlic Cloves 1 (clove)
  • Parsley (Stem) 1 (small bunch)
  • Canned tomato 300 grams
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed

Mashed Potatoes for Beef Meatballs Ingredients

  • Yellow Potatoes 300 grams
  • Butter 50 grams (unsalted)
  • Whole Milk 100 grams
  • Salt and Pepper as needed

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Preparation

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for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 4

Prepare the Beef Meatballs

Place potato in medium-sized pot of boiling water. Once cooked through, remove from water, allow to rest until cool enough to handle.  While potato is cooking, remove sausage casing, discard.  

Remove peel, place in medium-sized bowl and using potato masher or food mill smash until smooth and no lumps remain.

Line baking tray with waxed paper, set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine minced beef, sausage filling, smashed potato, and egg yolk. Adjust to taste with salt and pepper. 

Combine ingredients well, roll into midsize balls, and place onto baking tray. Set aside, preheat oven to 190C.

Step

2

Of 4

Make Fresh Tomato sauce

Remove peel from garlic clove and yellow or white onion, finely mince both and set aside.  Clean parsley thoroughly, finely mince and set aside.  

Coat bottom of large sauce pot with extra-virgin olive oil and when heated through, add minced garlic, onion, and parsley.

Allow to cook over medium-low heat. Add canned tomatoes, adjust to taste with salt.  Allow to cook over medium-low heat for at least 1 hour.

Step

3

Of 4

Prepare the Mashed Potatoes

Bring large soup pot of salted water to boil.  When ready, place potatoes into boiling salted water.

Boil until cooked through, remove from heat and when cool enough to handle, remove peels.

Place into large bowl, and using food mill or potato masher, smash until smooth and free from lumps.

In small saucepan, heat milk and butter together. Remove from heat once butter is melted and milk heated through.

Add to smashed potatoes. Blend well using spatula or heavy wire whisk until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Adjust to taste with salt and pepper.  Cover to keep warm.

Step

4

Of 4

Cook Beef Meatballs and finish the dish

Cook preshaped meatballs in preheated oven for at least 10 minutes or until they’re cooked through. Be careful not to overcook meatballs as they dry out easily.

Place portion onto individual serving dishes, and top with fresh tomato sauce.

Add serving of warm mashed potatoes next to meatballs, serve immediately while still warm.

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Reviews

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Barbara Monday 15th of March 2021

A few steps away from Meatball bliss!

Comfort food is my jam - and since I love both meatballs and mashed potatoes, this is a no-brainer for me. If I could, I think I'd eat this combo every single day. A super simple recipe to follow, I'm just loving the ease factor but the major taste experience I get when I make this. Awesome!

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