Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Basil Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

basil meatballs in tomato sauce

I mostly make my food from scratch, and shy away from unnecessary additives in food. (Well, mostly.) However, I'm pretty fond of Dolmio organic pasta sauce. We got a jar in one of the grocery service deliveries we tried out this spring, and it was surprisingly good. And with a decent ingredient list, too. We've bought it a few times since, and one of those times, we made this pretty awesome dinner.

My husband remarked how we should make our own tomato sauce and freeze - and yes, we should indeed, now that tomatoes are in season. Any favorite recipes?

Basil Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

400 g pork mince
1 onion
1 garlic clove
bunch of basil
1 egg
1-2 tbsp breadcrumbs
salt, black pepper

1 jar ready-made tomato sauce (or, obviously, home made. We like Dolmio Organic a lot.)
1-200 ml milk

Finely mince the onion, garlic and chop the basil. Mix with the pork mince, the egg and the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into pretty little meatballs.

Bring the tomato sauce to a boil, and thin it out with a little milk. While it's simmering (but not violently boiling), drop in the meatballs. Some will fall apart as you stir, but that's ok. Keep simmering until the meatballs are cooked through - perhaps ten minutes?

Serve with pasta, and plenty of parmesan.

Recipe in Swedish:
Basilikaköttbullar i tomatsås


Monica said...

This is one of my favorite dish, so simple and yet delicious. You can't beat the simplicity!

Phil said...

Nice! Your sauce look very good.

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Perfect timing! My son took a liking for meatballs from a birthday party. Will try this tonight

/Gayathri (Don't know why it shows up as Unknown!)

CookLA said...

I'm inspired, my apron is on, wooden spoon in hand and ready to make this today!