Meatballs in Tomato and Basil sauce

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Meatballs have moved beyond spaghetti. This quick comforting dish can be served with buttered noodles and a green salad.

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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 450 gms. minced meat
  • 50 gms. fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • For the sauce:400 gms. tomatoes, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 level tsp. fresh basil

How to Make Meatballs in Tomato and Basil sauce

  • Put the onion into a large but fairly shallow microwave proof dish and mix well. Cook on full power for 8 mins, stirring once during cooking.
  • Put the minced meat, breadcrumbs, seasoning, parsley and beaten egg into a mixing bowl. Mix together until blended.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 pieces and with lightly floured hands, roll into balls.
  • Arrange the meatballs on top of the onion and cook on full power for 2.5 mins. Turn meatballs over and re-arrange them cook for a further 2-5 mins. Re-arrange again.
  • Blend the tomatoes with sugar, seasoning and basil. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the meatballs mixing the sauce with the meatballs and the onion.
  • Cover the dish with pierced cling film or a lid and cook on full power for 10 minutes.
  • Stir and leave to stand for 3 minutes
  • Serve with buttered noodles and green salad.