Mini-Meatballs in a Rich Tomato Sauce
Here we go: my last recipe of 2021! These mini-meatballs in a rich tomato sauce go really well with the Italian Appetiser with Mozzarella, Salami, Semi-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil that I shared yesterday and make for a stunning Italian appetiser feast. You can either serve them in a big bowl or on a beautiful plate or tray. They will stay warmer in the bowl of course so keep that in mind.
Again, make sure to go for high-quality mince. I personally only ever get mince from a butcher that I know has very flavourful mince – without any hard pieces in it.
Got any leftovers? You can easily reheat them the next day by putting the meatballs in the sauce in the oven, in a bowl covered with foil. We had the leftovers with some grated cheddar/parmesan: delicious!
|200g pork mince|
|200g beef mince|
|150g tomato puree|
|400g tinned plum tomatoes|
|1 medium onion|
|3tablespoons smoked paprika|
|salt & pepper|
|handful of fresh basil to serve|
For some spice
|tabasco or chilli flakes|