Pork Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 50 minutes
  • 4 servings

If you’re guessing these meatballs have a certain Asian touch, then you’re right. You’ll be using upgraded pork mince, one mixed with carrot, celery, bell pepper, and panko breadcrumbs. You’ll be serving these meatballs covered in a creamy mildly sweet tomato sauce. And what better side-dish for these guys than rice?

Ingredients Needed for Pork Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

1 onion, quartered
1 carrot, thickly sliced
1 celery stalk, thickly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cubed
1 pound pork mince
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 ounces panko
8 ounces canned tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, crushed
salt
pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sugar
basil leaves

How to Cook Pork Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

  1. Add the onion, carrot, celery stalk, and bell pepper to a blender. Mash them.
  2. Add the pork mince, egg, and pepper. Mix until even using a spatula.
  3. Add the panko and mix.
  4. Start shaping meatballs from this mixture. We’ve ended up with 20 of them but your number may vary.
  5. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and transfer the meatballs on it.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at 360ºF/180ºC.
  7. Add the canned tomatoes and garlic to a pot over low heat. Season with salt and pepper and add the water.
  8. Cook and stir until it starts to simmer, then add the sugar.
  9. Cook and stir for 2-3 more minutes, while seasoning with fresh basil.
  10. Serve the meatballs topped with this tomato sauce. You can serve them over rice.

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