MY OWN inspired italian style meatballs

these rich italian style meastballs in creamy sauce are something i have invented according to my own taste.very easy quick to make and little mess. always popular. taste and smells AMAZING!

Ingredients

Serves: 5 

  • 1KG MINCED BEEF
  • 1 LARGE ONION CHOPPED DICED
  • 1 EGG
  • 3 TABLESPOONS DRIED OREGANO
  • 2 TABLESPOONS DREID BASIL
  • 2/3 CUP FLOUR
  • 2 TABLESPOONS MINCED GARLIC
  • 1 TABLESPOON CURRY POWDER
  • 2/3 CUP TOMATO PASTE
  • SALT AND PEPPER TASTE
  • MAKING THE SAUCE
  • 600MLS CREAM
  • 1/2 CUP TOMATO PASTE
  • 1 TABLESPOON CURRY POWDER
  • 2 -410G TINS OF CRUSHED TOMATOS (WITH ADDED SPICES OR HERBS)
  • 1 TABLESPOON MINCED CRUSHED GARLIC
  • SALT PEPPER TASTE

Directions

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

  1. in LARGE mixing bwl mix Mince beef,onion,egg,oregano,basil,flour,garlic,curry powder,tomato paste salt and pepper
  2. Mix all ingedients well by hand and roll into medium sized (5-6cm) balls place in large deep (3-4cm)dish (donot rinse the dish you have made the meatballs in)turn oven to heat at 190 fan forced .
  3. making Sauce
  4. Using the same bowl unrinsed you made the meatballs in pour in cream ,tomato paste,curry,tins of tomato,garlic,salt pepper.mix well pour over meatballs.
  5. cover with lid or tin foil place in oven cook for 1 hour covered (until meatballs look boiled /cooked.then cook uncovered a further 20 mins until starting to brown.take out and let stand for 10 mins as this is when the sauce will thicken
  6. best served with fettucinie.

Other ideas

i sometimes slice /dice semi sundried tomatos to add to mince mixture and or as i have rolled meat balls i stuff them with small chuncks of fetta. :0)

Tip

meatballs keep well in fridge and freeze well.

Tip

when i say tablespoon i mean tablespoon out of the draw guys and cup measurements too !very relaxed measurements! because its made from the heart.

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