Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

Meatballs

1 pound/500 g extra-lean ground beef

3 1/2 ounces/100 g ricotta cheese

1 egg

10 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

1 cup/250 ml freshly grated Parmigiano cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 pounds/about 800 g tomato puree

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. For the meatballs: In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef, ricotta cheese, egg, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmigiano cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly distributed. With your hands, shape the meatballs into the size of golf balls and then pat them down so they will evenly cook.
  2. For the tomato sauce: In a large pot, heat the extra-virgin olive oil and cook the onions until translucent. Add the tomato puree and bring to a boil. Add the salt, and pepper, to taste and lower the heat to medium. Add the uncooked meatballs to the pot and let cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
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