Fennel Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 4 servings
Fennel Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are so popular because they’re tasty and quite easy to make. This time, serve them with a delicious tomato sauce – they would be less dry this way and you’ll have a vitamin addition in your plate.

Ingredients Needed for Fennel Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

1 pound pork mince
2 tablespoons of fennel seeds
salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
pepper
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 ½ cups of canned tomatoes
2 ounces of arugula
1 lemon, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons of roasted pine nut

How to Cook Fennel Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

  1. Combine the pork mince with fennel seeds, lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Grease your hands with olive oil and shape small meatballs.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350˚F/175˚C.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in an ovenproof skillet and fry the pork meatballs for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in another skillet and add the onion. Cook the onion for 1 minute, stirring often, then add the garlic. Cook further until the onion softens a little.
  6. Add the canned tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and bring the tomato sauce to a simmer. Simmer for 1-12 minutes.
    Meanwhile, take the meatballs out of the oven.
  7. Add the arugula and the cooked meatballs, stir and cook them together for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Before turning off the heat, add lemon wedges and roasted pine nuts.

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