Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

meatballs in tomato sauce

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Servings: 4
Calories: 270
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 1/4 lb lean minced beef
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds optional
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • chopped parsley to garnish

for the sauce

  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 14 oz can tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • grated nutmeg


  • Put the beef, garlic, parsley, cumin seeds (if using) and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl; mix well. Bind the mixture with the egg, then divide into 20 and shape into balls on a floured surface.
  • Place the sauce ingredients, with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste, in a large flameproof casserole. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat.
  • Carefully place the meatballs in the liquid, cover and simmer gently for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a warmed serving dish and pour the sauce over. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.
  • If you dip your fingers in cold water when shaping meatballs, this will help to prevent them becoming sticky and the meat mixture crumbling.
Calories: 270 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Protein: 34 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 129 mg
Sodium: 245 mg
Potassium: 907 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 382 IU
Vitamin C: 15 mg
Calcium: 71 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Ingredients Beef, Minced Beef
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