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Meatballs & Tomato Sauce

Meatballs

Meatball Ingredients:

1 pound (0.5 kg) ground beef, lean
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup milk
½ cup oats or breadcrumbs
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons (optional) worcestershire sauce

Meatball Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F and lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well with a spoon or clean hands.
  3. Shape meat mixture into 24 small balls (about 1-inch each) and place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Check they are cooked by using a thermometer (71°C or 160°F) or until no longer pink inside. Set aside.

Tomato Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil, canola
3 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (796 ml) tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Sauce Directions:

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onions and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Add chopped garlic and cook for another minute, stirring regularly. (or replace with ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in step 8).
  4. Add diced tomatoes (undrained), basil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper and cook on medium low for 15 minutes.
  5. Add meatballs into the sauce to warm them and serve over cooked pasta. Recipe makes 24 meatballs and 3 cups sauce.

Serves 6