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Homemade Italian Meatballs In A Tomato Sauce

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This Italian meatball recipe is classic and straightforward; you won’t go wrong with it. These homemade Italian meatballs are so tender and soft; they are made with beef, onion, parsley and cayenne pepper in a rich tomato sauce. The taste of these meatballs is beyond delicious I am sure this easy meatball recipe will be your go-to.

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The Perfect Homemade Meatballs

For making The perfect juicy homemade meatballs, I prefer not to make them too big or small; medium size is best.

What Does The Best Italian Meatball Sauce Look Like?

The perfect Italian meatball sauce can’t be too thick or too liquidy; it must have the right consistency between both and cover the meatballs nicely.

Italian Meatballs Ingredients

Ingredients
  • Minced beef
  • Spring onion
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Egg
  • Tomato sauce (any kind you fancy)

Spices

This recipe serves 6 people.

How To Prepare The Italian Meatballs

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preparing the meat: in a bowl, combine minced onion, garlic, spring onion, chopped parsley, fresh ginger, olive oil, egg, salt, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir well.

Add the minced beef to the previous mixture and combine well.

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Shaping the meatballs: Roll the previous mixture into 20 medium-size meatballs.

Then prepare the oven Temperatur on 210C.

Bake the meatballs: Arrange the meatballs in an ovenproof baking tray then bake for 10 minutes on each side or until they become golden brown.

Preparing the sauce: In a skillet, heat the tomato sauce.

Add some salt and pepper to the tomato sauce if needed.

Toss the meatballs in the sauce and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Serving: Garnish with some chopped parsley then serve.

Italian Meatballs

How To Serve These Homemade Meatballs

This simple meatball recipe can be served with spaghetti, rice, bread or with some boiled peas and green salad. If you are on a low carb diet (Keto) serve it with cauliflower rice, it will be so delicious.

Tips For The Best-Oven Baked Meatballs

These are oven-baked meatballs; however, you can fry them on a skillet, using a little olive oil.

Be careful not to over bake the meatballs; they will be so dry.

You can replace the cayenne pepper with chilli flakes.

Leftovers of these homemade meatballs can be refrigerated or frozen easily and reheated when needed.

Italian Meatballs

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Homemade Italian Meatballs In A Tomato Sauce

This Italian meatball recipe is classic and straightforward; you won't go wrong with it. These homemade Italian meatballs are so tender and soft; they are made with beef, onion, parsley and cayenne pepper in a rich tomato sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy meatball recipe, homemade meatballs, Italian Meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g minced beef
  • 1 spring onion, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 250 g tomato sauce (any kind you fancy)

Spices

Instructions

  • in a bowl, combine minced onion, garlic, spring onion, chopped parsley, fresh ginger, olive oil, egg, salt, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir well.
  • Add the minced beef to the previous mixture and combine well.
  • Roll the previous mixture into 20 medium-size meatballs.
  • Then prepare the oven Temperatur on 210C.
  • Arrange the meatballs in an ovenproof baking tray then bake for 15-20 minutes or until they become golden brown.
  • In a skillet, heat the tomato sauce.
  • Add some salt and pepper to the tomato sauce if needed.
  • Toss the meatballs in the sauce and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with some chopped parsley then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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