Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mmmm Meatballs with wine-flavoured tomato sauce

This recipe has been enhanced over time through experimenting with different ingredients. The basic method is very simple: brown meatballs, add onions and garlic, wine, sauce and serve with pasta. Try it and comment if you have any ideas about improving it.

12 Italian Style Meatballs
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Onion finely chopped
1/2 Fresh Garlic finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 cup of Wine (Red or white)
1 Tsp Basil
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Bay Leaf
490g Passata Sauce
1/2 Tbs Tomato Paste
100 ml Hot Water

1. In large saucepan heat olive oil. Fry meatballs, turning to brown all over.
2. Add onion and garlic to pan and fry till onions are translucent.
3. Season with Salt and Pepper.
4. Add wine and cook down for 2 minutes.
5. Add basil, oregano and bay leaf to pan. Stir well.
6. Add Passata Sauce, tomato paste and water to cover meatballs. Stir well.
7. Bring to the boil then turn heat down to low and simmer for 15 mins.
8. Serve on pasta seasoned with finely chopped parsley