Cheesy Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Bacon

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour
  • 5 servings
Cheesy Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Bacon

Let’s put on your table hearty and cheesy beef meatballs made with parmesan, eggs, and oat bran. Add some veggies into the mixture, too and do some baking. After that, cook them in a rich tomato sauce thickened with mushrooms and bacon. What about that?

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of oat bran
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 cup parmesan, grated
1 teaspoon pesto
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, minced
3 ounces of bacon, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, minced
2 cups of tomato sauce

Steps

  1. Add the ground meat, garlic, eggs, oat bran, carrot, zucchini, parmesan, and pesto to a bowl. Mix until even using your hands.
  2. Start forming meatballs from the mixture. We’ve got 20 of them but your number may differ slightly.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and transfer the meatballs on it. Bake for 40 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low heat and add the onion. Cook and stir until tender.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and add the bacon. Cook and stir until it starts turning translucent.
  6. Turn the heat to low and add the mushrooms. Stir them in. Add the tomato sauce and cook until it bubbles.
  7. Add the baked meatballs. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.

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