I think some of you will agree with me. There are some food that have never been on the "To-cook" or "To-taste" lists before. Then out of the sudden, they manage to call out for your attention and make you crave for them. Weird! But it just happened to me!
I suddenly want to make some meatballs.Tasty meatballs to go with some pasta. I did some research on the internet and talked to some experts. It is rather different from what the Chinese would do for meatballs. I narrowed to some key ingredients for delicious meatballs: Mixed meat (beef and pork), cheese, breadcrumbs and herbs.
I find this recipe reaps nice meatballs with tender and bouncy (QQ) texture. The taste is yummy but subtle. The sauce which I feature here is very good but if you have a favorite recipe or a ready-made sauce, I am sure it will work too!
Recipe (25 meatballs)
400g Ground Beef
150g Ground Pork
1/4 cup Whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano leaves
1/4 tsp Paprika (Optional)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Mix all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl.
Mix them well.
Roll the mixture into meatballs about golf ball size.
In a pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Add in the meatballs carefully, sear all sides till brown. Remove when done.
All them into tomato sauce. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
1 large can of Tomato puree
1/2 cup Beef stock
1/2 Green pepper (optional)
2 cloves of Garlic, chopped
1/2 Onion, chopped
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Sugar
Grated Parmesan Cheese
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Add in garlic and onion. Saute till fragrance and onions turn transparent.
Add in green pepper. Saute for 2 minutes.
Add in tomato puree.
Add in seasoning and meatballs.
Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Serve with sprinkled Parmesan cheese.