This recipe for Al Forno is a twist on the typical meatballs recipe, and uses a spicier prepared sauce as the base. There are few foods are more comforting – or more filling – than homemade meatballs so we hope you love this recipe.You can substitute the beef for lamb or pork mince, or a mixture of them. I personally suggest making this in advance, letting it cool, and then reheating to serve as reheated food always seems to taste better.This recipe was kindly provided by Sacla, who produce a wonderful range of authentic Italian foods.
- 500 g beef mince
- 350 g jar sacla' italian tomato, roasted pepper & fiery red chilli al forno bake
- 1 small red onion
- 50 g breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 25 g fresh parmesan (grated)
- Preheat oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6.
- In a large bowl, mix together the mince, onion, breadcrumbs, parsley and egg. Take golf-ball sized amounts of the mixture and roll into balls.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and brown the meatballs for about 5 minutes.
- Tip the meatballs into an ovenproof dish.
- Shake jar and pour over the meatballs.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is bubbling.
- Sprinkle over the Parmesan, and serve. Buon Appetito!
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