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Italian Meatballs with Classical Tomato Sauce


Polpette al sugo or Italian meatballs are popular all over the world! Today I will share with you classical recipe for such a meal.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
Minced meat
2.25 cups
290 cals
2 pcs
70 cals
2 cloves
60 cals
Olive oil
6 tbsp
135 cals
Tomato sauce
2 tbsp
78 cals
Canned tomatoes
4 cups
25 cals
Spices (salt, sugar, pepper)
to taste
7 cals
2 tbsp
330 cals
1 pcs
70 cals
Grated cheese
2 tbsp
440 cals
2 tbsp
8 cals
Thyme (fresh or dry)
to taste
6 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
1519 cals
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  1. Peel garlic and onion and cut them. Fry them for several minutes in the pan with the olive oil.
  2. Put the half of these vegetables. into the bowl with minced meat
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce into the pan with the rest of veggies and stew everything for several minutes.
  4. Chopped canned tomatoes and add them into the pan as well. Stew everything for 30 minutes. Do not cover the pan with the lid! The liquid will disappear and the sauce will become thicker. Add slat, pepper and sugar. You may also add dry thyme if you like.
  5. Meanwhile you may cook yummy meatballs.
  6. Add egg, breadcrumbs, chopped herbs and grated cheese into the bowl with minced meat, onion and garlic. Add thyme, salt and pepper and mix this “dough”.
  7. Form small rolls.
  8. Fry them in the pan with the oil from both sides.
  9. When your meatballs are ready, put them into the pan with tomato sauce, cover it with the lid and leave everything for 2 minutes.

You may serve these classical meatballs with Italian spaghetti. Bon Appetite!

Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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