Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

  • 28 Jan - 03 Feb, 2023
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 2 tablespoons olive oil

· 2 spring onions, chopped

· 400 g beef mince

· 1 egg

· Handful plain flour, for dusting

· 400 g chopped tomatoes

· 1 teaspoon ground cumin

· 1 tablespoon tomato purée


Put one tablespoon of oil into a pan, add the spring onion and cook until soft. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Put the beef mince and half the onion into a bowl. In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg with a fork, then add to the meat and onion. Season and mix everything together with your hands. Divide the mixture evenly into 10 balls. Sprinkle the flour onto a plate, then roll each meatball in the flour. Chill for 10 minutes. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan, add the meatballs and cook for five minutes without moving them. Carefully turn them over and cook for another five minutes. Mix the tomatoes, cumin and tomato purée and remaining spring onion together, then add to the pan. Cover and cook gently for 25 minutes until the meatballs are cooked. Serve!