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Meatballs in Home Made Sauce

Hearty Homemade Meatballs & Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 1h
  • Serves: 6



Meatballs Ingredients:

  • 1 kilogram beef mince (vegan mince, for vegan alternative)
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup ORGRAN Premium Crispi™ Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 egg, whisked (ORGRAN Vegan Easy Egg™, for vegan alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • sea salt & ground pepper, to taste

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed & crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • sea salt & ground pepper, to taste


  • Using your hands, combine all meatball ingredients and place in fridge for 15 mins to set.
  • Preheat oven at 200°C fan forced.
  • Take meatball mixture and form into 18 meatballs (approx 6cm in diameter).
  • Place meatball on a tray lined with baking paper. Generously spray each meatball with extra virgin olive oil spray and bake in a preheated oven for 15 mins.
  • Prepare Sauce by adding olive oil, onion and garlic to deep, wide based pot and lightly fry until golden. Add tomato paste, fresh tomatoes, water, cinnamon and seasoning and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins.
  • Add meatballs to sauce and over a low heat allow them to simmer for a further 10 mins.
  • Serve on a bed of boiled rice or quinoa.