Home > Articles > Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce 18/10/2017 Recipes Ingredients: Meatballs (makes 12) 500g beef mince 1 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 egg, beaten Pinch of salt Tomato Sauce 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or honey 1 bay leaf 4 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Fresh basil leaves to garnish (optional) Method: Mix mince, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, pepper and the beaten egg in a bowl. Mix well and form into 12 balls. Leave in fridge until sauce is ready. Heat a large fry pan on a medium heat and add olive oil, onion and garlic. Sautee until onion is translucent. Mix in the canned whole tomatoes, sugar, salt and bay leaf. Cover and simmer on a low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Stir in tomato paste, basil and pepper. Then add meatballs and simmer for another 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Share this:TweetEmailMorePrintShare on Tumblr Related posts: Ratatouille Gazpacho Mediterranean Tomato & Garlic Mussels Fresh Tomato Salsa / Guacamole / Mango Salsa Tags:Recipes About The Author Return 2 Health We are a team of people - passionate about health & researching the latest information for you! We have Naturopaths , a Doctor and a Nutritionist on Staff. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.