Super tasty beef meatballs in rich tomato sauce – let your slow cooker do most of the work! Serve with spaghetti and plenty of freshly grated Parmesan.
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Super tasty beef meatballs in rich tomato sauce – let your slow cooker do most of the work! Serve with spaghetti and plenty of freshly grated Parmesan.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

  • 500 g | 1.1 lbs beef mince 10% fat
  • 1 yellow onion peeled
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 3 tbsp Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan ready grated is fine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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  • <b>For the tomato sauce</b>
  • 400 g | 14oz tinned Italian plum tomatoes in sauce
  • small glass white wine or water or vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion peeled
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled
  • small bunch fresh basil leaves roughly torn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt optional
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch cloves
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to season
  • freshly grated Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  • Blitz the onion and garlic in a food processor or mini chopper until finely minced.
  • Put the all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl and add the onion and garlic. Mix everything together thoroughly with your hands and then form small, even sized meatballs. Set aside.
  • Blitz the tomatoes, onion and garlic in a food processor or blender.
  • Add the oil into the slow cooker container and then pour in the tomato sauce. Half fill the tomato tin with white wine, stock or water and add to the slow cooker together with the sugar, cinnamon, Worcestershire sauce and cloves. Mix everything together with a spoon and season with salt and pepper.
  • Nestle the meatballs in the sauce, cover and cook for 3 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low. Turn the meatballs over halfway through the cooking.
  • When the meatballs are ready, check the seasoning and add the basil leaves.
  • Serve with pasta and sprinkle with plenty of freshly grated Parmesan.