recipe : Meat balls in tomato sauce with herbs 
  • France
  • Spain
  • Belgique
  • Chine

Meat balls in tomato sauce with herbs



  • 250g of chopped meat
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 60g of button mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of herbs (basil, parsley, thyme...) finely chopped
  • 30g of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the sauce : - 250g of tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced - 15 cl of vegetable stock - 1/2 onion finely chopped - 2 tablespoons of tomato coulis
  • Preparation

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (th. 5)

    Mix all the ingredients together by hand. Shape 25 balls. Put them in the refrigerator while you are preparing the sauce.

    In a saucepan, add all of the ingredients for the sauce then bring to the boil over a medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes, mixing from time to time. Remove from heat, leave to cool for a few minutes, then mix the sauce.

    Boil the meat balls for 20 minutes. Transfer them to a gratin dish.

    Pour the sauce over the meat balls, cover with a lid or aluminium foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

    Serve with broccoli cut into little pieces.

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