Meatballs and Mushroom Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
1 hr 5 min

Yield:
8 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Sauce:
  • Olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 liter (2 cups) vegetable stock
  • 400 grams (about 1 pound) tomatoes, blended or crushed
  • 250 grams (about 8 ounces) mushrooms
  • 150 grams (about 5 1/2 ounces) peas
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Almonds, garlic and hazelnuts, crushed together with a mortar and pestle
  • Meatballs:
  • 2 kilograms (about 4 1/4 pounds) ground meat (pork and beef)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 slices bread, soaked in milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for coating
  • Olive oil
Directions
  • For the sauce: Heat some olive oil in a heavy pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden.

  • Add the stock, tomatoes, mushrooms, peas and bay leaves. Cook over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • For the meatballs: Meanwhile, Mix the meat together with the egg, soaked bread and some salt and pepper. Shape into meatballs and then roll in flour.

  • Fry the meatballs in some olive oil in a skillet, then transfer to the sauce.

  • Add the crushed almond mixture to the sauce and cook for an additional 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Special equipment: a mortar and pestle

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.


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