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Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

A great healthy recipe to start the New Year, enjoy!

Serves 4


2 tbsp olive oil

200g minced beef or pork (preferably lean or organic)

50g fresh white breadcrumbs

2tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1tbsp tomato puree

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 shallots, finely chopped

2tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped

½ tsp turmeric

1 tin of plum tomatoes, chopped

2tbsp red wine

Salt & pepper

2 tsp basil leaves, chopped

2tsp rosemary, chopped

1 egg


  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, tomato puree, garlic, shallots, egg, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 12 to 15 firm balls.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for several minutes or until browned on all sides.
  • Add the tomatoes, wine, basil and rosemary. Simmer gently for around 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked. Season generously with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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