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Greek Meatballs And Tomato Sauce

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time13 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time28 mins

The Best Greek Meatballs recipe you'll ever find! Delicious wine-tomato sauce with a pinch of cinnamon combined with perfectly seasoned, soft, and juicy meatballs. A truly comforting dish bursting with flavors!

Spaghetti and meatballs

Meatballs
 500 g Ground beef (or 400 g beef and 100 g pork)
 1 Small onion (grated)
 1 Garlic clove (minced)
 ½ cup Parmesan (freshly grated)
 ¼ cup Breadcrumbs
 ¼ cup Milk
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Cold water
 1 tsp Paprika powder
 1 pinch Chilli powder
 1 tsp Dried oregano
 1 tsp Dried thyme
 1 tsp Dried basil
 1 tsp Dried parsley (or 2 tbsp fresh)
 Salt and pepper
Sauce
 400 g Passata - tomato purée (or 1 can chopped/crushed tomatoes)
 1 cup Red wine (semi-sweet or semi-dry)
  cup Water
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
 1 tsp Basil
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon
 Salt and pepper
To serve
 Fresh parsley (chopped)
 Parmesan (freshly grated)
 Pasta/Bread
1

Grate the onion. Soak breadcrumbs in milk. Grate parmesan.

2

In a big bowl combine together meat, grated onion, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, herbs, paprika powder, chilli powder, salt, pepper, and a tablespoon of water. Work with the meat until soft and all the ingredients are mixed well.

3

Using an ice cream scoop and hands form meatballs.

4

Heat a large non-stick pan, skillet, or pot with a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Brown the meatballs. They shouldn't be fully cooked - just browned nicely. When ready, remove the meatballs from the pan.

5

Lower slightly the heat. Add to the same pan onion and fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic and fry for 1 minute more.

6

Add tomatoes, wine, water, herbs, cinnamon. Bring to boil. The sauce should simmer energetically for about 5 minutes, until it starts to thicken slightly.

7

When the sauce starts to thicken slightly, transfer carefully the meatballs back to the pan with all the juices.

8

Simmer the sauce with meatballs for about 10 minutes stirring very gently from time to time.

9

Top the sauce with finely chopped parsley. Serve with cooked pasta or bread and freshly grated parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4