Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce

Let the Russell Hobbs multi cooker take away the hassle of making this comforting,home-made supper that is perfect for any day of the week!

Ingredients
  • 1 lg. Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 5 sprigs Parsley, chopped
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Basil, chopped, (or 1 tsp Dried Basil)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tin chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Beef Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato puree
  • 250 ml. Chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan, grated

The Meatballs

  • 5 tbsp. Bread Crumbs
  • 1 lb Lean Mince
  • 2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150 g Parmesan, grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp. fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • A good pinch Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil

Method

  1. Firstly the sauce: using your Russell Hobs Multi Cooker Select the casserole programme and add the oil, onion and the garlic and sweat off for 2 - 3 minutes; add parsley, basil, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, sugar, parmesan, salt and oregano, and simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  2. While the sauce is cooking, prepare the meatballs: in a large bowl combine bread crumbs, mince, eggs, parmesan, parsley, garlic, the oregano, salt, and pepper; mix well and form into 8 meatballs.
  3. When the sauce has had 30 minutes add the meatballs and continue with the casserole programme for the last 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. These are best served with pasta and a glass of red wine. And a sprinkling of freshly chopped basil and grated parmesan!
  5. Top Tip: this dish is even better if served the next day!!