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How To Make Easy Meatballs From Scratch

How To Make Easy Meatballs From Scratch

Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. In this video cook Fatima Uygun shows you how easy it is to make your own meatballs, and a gorgeous tomato sauce to go alongside them.


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  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 500 g minced beef
  • handful breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 large egg
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

Step 1: Season The Meat

Place the minced beef into a bowl and add a handful of breadcrumbs, the chopped rosemary and the dried oregano. Follow with a pinch of salt and one egg. Using your hands mix the ingredients throroughly until everything is well combined.

Step 2: Shape The Meatballs

When all the ingredients are mixed together, divide the mixture into 4 equal sizes. Roll each one in your hands into a ball shape and then divide each ball into 6 small equal sized balls. You can change the size of your meatballs if you prefer larger or smaller ones.

Step 3: Cook The Meatballs

Heat some oil in a large frying pan. Once the pan is hot start adding the meatballs. Give them a good shake to make sure the meatballs do not stick to the pan. Leave the meatballs to cook until the outsides become a nice brown crust. Remove the meatballs from the pan and place onto a plate.

Step 4: Make The Sauce

Using the oil already in the pan add some onions, garlic, chilli and fry for about 2 minutes. Now add a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Season with a pinch of salt. Leave the sauce to cook for about a minute and then return the meatballs to the pan. Add 1 tbsp of chopped parsley and then leave the sauce and meatballs to cook for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Serve

Pour the sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with some more chopped parsley. Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to ensure the pasta is well covered in the sauce, and then serve with parsley and parmesan.