Beef Meatballs with Tuscan Tomato Sauce

Recipe for Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce. Learn how to make the best meatballs with a complete list of ingredients and step-by-step preparation times

  • ( Scored 5 on 1 reviews )

Rosanna:

Meatballs are a true fall-back food in my family - so much so that I keep a bunch in the freezer all balled up and ready to go. When we feel like we...

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On a chilly fall night, what could possibly be a better fit for your tummy than warming beef meatballs served in a picture-perfect ruby-red tomato sauce?

Deceptively easy to pull together, you can create this Italian masterpiece in very little time, making the experience even quicker with pre-shaped meatballs.  Plenty of Italian households have their own recipes and variations on authentic, delicious meatballs, so our chefs are delighted to share their personal recipe with you.  We're thinking this will become a most beloved dish for you and your dear ones!

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Ingredients

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Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce ingredients

  • Ground Beef 300 grams
  • Sausages 1
  • Eggs (Yolk Only) 1
  • Potatoes 1
  • Parmesan cheese (Grated) 2 table-spoon
  • Canned tomato 300 grams
  • Garlic Cloves 1
  • Yellow Onion 0.5
  • Parsley (Stem) 1
  • Salt as needed
  • Black Pepper as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed

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Preparation

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Step

1

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Shape Beef Meatballs

Remove skin from boiled potato, mash potato in small bowl and discard skin.  Remove outer layer from Tuscan sausage, so you're working only with meaty interior.  

In a medium mixing bowl, blend ground beef, skinned sausage, the mashed potato, egg yolk, grated Parmesan cheese.  Add small amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper to your liking.  

When the meat mixture is well-blended, shape into 8 medium-large meatballs.    

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Make Tomato Sauce and Add Meatballs

Peel and finely mince yellow onion half, set aside.  Peel and finely mince garlic clove, set aside. Wash and dry parsely, finely mince and set aside.

In medium sauce pan with deep side, coat bottom with extra-virgin olive oil.  Add minced garlic, onion and parsely and bring everything to sizzling over medium-low heat.  Add canned tomato, adjust to taste with salt and add shaped beef meatballs into tomato sauce.    

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Cook Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and finish dish

Don't mix meatballs in tomato sauce for at least 5-6 minutes (if necessary, lower flame just a bit so meatballs don't stick to bottom of sauce pan).  

After first 5 minutes, using two soup spoons, gently turn over each meatball to other side.  Cover pan and cook over low-medium flame for between 50 minutes to 1 hour.  

Serve beef meatballs promptly in individual serving plates with generous amount of tomato sauce to accopmany the meatballs.  

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Reviews

Rosanna Monday 9th of November 2020

Rich and flavorful

Meatballs are a true fall-back food in my family - so much so that I keep a bunch in the freezer all balled up and ready to go. When we feel like we need a little bit of warm blanket via food, this is the one we always turn to - love the Tuscan sausage in there to kick up the fennel-dish palate. Terrific method!

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