Braised Meatballs with Peppers and Tomatoes Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time1 Hr 35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Minced beef1 Pound (450 Grams, Best Quality)
 Pork sausage meat1⁄2 Pound (225 Grams, Good Quality)
 Green pepper1⁄2 , deseeded and finely chopped
 Egg1 , beaten
 Onion1 Medium, minced / finely chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Dried mixed herbs3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, freshly chopped
 Bread slice2
 Tomato puree1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (1 Dessertspoon)
 Flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Coating The Meatballs)
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly milled black pepper To Taste
 Canned italian tomatoes/1 pound ripe tomatoes14 Ounce (1 Tin / 400 Grams)
For the sauce
 Onion1 Small, chopped
 Dried basil1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 680 Calories from Fat 388

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.7%

Saturated Fat 13.1 g65.7%

Trans Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 164 mg

Sodium 772.3 mg32.2%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.2%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 38 g76.1%

Vitamin A 26.2% Vitamin C 61.8%

Calcium 12.7% Iron 36.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 375 °F ( Gas mark 5/190°C).

MAKING
2 For the meatballs: cut the crusts of the bread.
3 Mash it to crumbs using a fork.
4 In a large mixing bowl, combine the crumbs with the rest of the meatball ingredients and salt and pepper mixing with your hands.
5 Working with about a tablespoonful mixture at a time, roll each into a small round.
6 Dredge each one lightly in flour to coat.
7 In a large frying pan, heat the oil and brown the balls in it.
8 Transfer the browned meatballs to a casserole.
9 In the juices remaining in the frying pan, prepare the sauce by softening the onion and green pepper for 5 minutes.
10 Add in the tomatoes, garlic and basil, simmering for a couple of minutes.
11 Correct the seasoning.
12 Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the casserole and cook, covered in the oven for 45 minutes.
13 Remove the lid and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

SERVING
14 Excellent served on a bed of buttered noodles, with a crisp green salad.
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