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Pork & Beef Meatballs

one of the most homely meals you will eat!
Course Comfort Food, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword marinara meatballs, marinara sauce, meatballs, sangiovese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1066kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Equipment

  • baking tray x 2
  • Blender
  • saucepan
  • Chef Knives
  • Chopping board
  • mixing bowl
  • Measuring utensils

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 400 g beef mince
  • 400 g pork mince
  • 40 g grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 50 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire
  • salt & pepper

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 kg tomatoes i used baby truss
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 olive oil
  • 250 ml beef stock
  • salt & pepper

Garlic Bread

  • 1/2 loaf sourdough loaf
  • 100 g butter softened
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt

Garnish

  • basil
  • parmesan

Instructions

Sauce

  • Chop the tomatoes in ½, dice the shallot and garlic.
  • Toss them in oil and salt and roast them for 20 minutes @ 160c until softened (start to prepare the meatballs & garlic bread)
  • Once cooked, blend the tomato mixture until smooth
  • Place in a saucepan, add beef stock and meatballs – bring to a simmer and reduce for 8 minutes until slightly thickened and meatballs are cooked through

Meatballs

  • Mix all ingredients together until well combines
  • Make 16 x 50g balls
  • Fry the meatballs in 1 tbsp oil for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to the sauce as it reduces
  • Serve in a bowl and finish with loads of grated parmesan and some basil leaves

Garlic Bread

  • Mix the garlic, chopped parsley, salt & butter together
  • Cut the bread in ½ lengthways and smear the butter mixture onto the bread
  • Bake for 6 minutes @ 200c until golden and crispy

Notes

Tips/Tricks

  • garlic bread can be made in advance and left in the fridge until ready to bake
  • meatballs can be shaped in advance until ready to serve
  • you can roast the tomatoes etc in advance and blend – once ready to cook the meatballs then you can finish the sauce
  • rubbing some oil on your hands when making the meatballs will stop them from sticking
  • you can substitute tinned tomatoes for raw tomatoes – fry the garlic & shallot in oil then add tinned tomatoes and follow the recipe as above

Nutrition

Calories: 1066kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 1122mg | Potassium: 1526mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3482IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 7mg