Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

A hearty and flavoursome dish

Ingredients

Meatballs

500g beef mince

1/4 teaspoon native peppersalt mix

One clove of garlic, crushed

1 egg (we use a duck egg)

Sauce

2 medium onions chopped

5 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup olive oil

750ml jar of passata or tomatoes peeled

2 teaspoons native peppersalt mix

750ml beef stock

1 bay leaf

200g tomato paste

Fresh basil (or dried equivalent to 3/4 teaspoon)

Method

Mix the beef mince, pepper, egg, garlic and salt and pepper mix an form into balls approx 2-3cm in diameter. Store in the fridge until sauce is prepared.

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add to a large pot or slow cooker and add tomatoes, salt and pepper mix, bay leaf and beef stock. Cover and simmer for approx 1.5 hours.

Stir in tomato paste, basil and the meatballs, simmering 30 minutes (or longer in a slow cooker, you can leave them there until you are ready) and then serve.

To serve

This dish can be eaten just by itself, served with bread, rice, spaghetti, noodles or salad.

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