Meatballs in tomato sauce

Meatballs in tomato sauce

Total: 45 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
Nutritional value / person: 477 kcal
, Fat: 30 g
, Carbohydrate: 15 g
, Protein: 34 g


4 people


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4tbsp pine nuts
1tbsp aniseed, finely crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
500g minced meat (beef and pork)
2tbsp breadcrumbs
100g ricotta
3tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 fresh egg, beaten
1 ¼tsp salt
1tsp hot paprika
olive oil for frying


½tbsp olive oil
½ onion, finely chopped
1tin chopped tomatoes (approx. 800 g)
1tbsp tomato puree
1tbsp dried Italian herbs
2pinches sugar
1tsp salt
a little pepper
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How it's done


Toast the pine nuts in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until light brown. Add the aniseed, toast briefly. Add the onion and garlic and sauté briefly. Allow everything to cool in a bowl. Place the mince and all the other ingredients up to and including the paprika in the bowl. Knead well until the ingredients form a compact mass that no longer sticks to your hands, cover and chill for approx. 15 mins. With wet hands, shape the meat mixture into approx. 16 balls. Heat the olive oil in the same pan. Fry the meatballs in batches over a medium heat for approx. 10 mins. all over.


Heat the oil and sauté the onions. Add the tomatoes and all the other ingredients, simmer uncovered for approx. 30 mins., season. Serve the tomato sauce with the meatballs.

Good to know
Serve with: Dry rice, polenta or pasta.

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