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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.
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.

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Ingredients

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

Ingredients

Steps

1
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Combine the pork mince with fennel seeds, lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper in a large bowl.

2
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Grease your hands with olive oil and shape small meatballs.

3
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Preheat the oven to 350˚F/175˚C.

4
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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
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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
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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
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Add the arugula and the cooked meatballs, stir and cook them together for 5-7 minutes.

8
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Before turning off the heat, add lemon wedges and roasted pine nuts.

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Nutritional Chart

243 kcal
Calories
26 g
Protein
12 g
Fat
10 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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