Meatballs in Tomato
HT MC 90mins
4 Hot Beef herbs Vegetables
fl.oz. Beef Stock
x 400g/14oz tin Tomatoes
pinch of Sugar
level teasp Dried Thyme
Lean Minced Beef
tbsp Olive Oil
Place the bread in a bowl together with the milk and leave for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a pan. Sprinkle on the flour and cook for 1-2
minutes. Gradually add the stock, stirring all
the time and cook over a medium heat
Add the tomatoes , sugar and thyme to the sauce. Season well, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4. In a bowl, mix together the mince, onion, soaked bread (together with the milk),
paprika, salt and pepper. Using dampened
hands, roll the mixture into balls about the size of a large walnut.
Heat the remaining butter and oil in a very large frying pan and brown the meatballs
on all sides, in batches if necessary.
Place the meatballs in a shallow ovenproof dish, in a single layer. Pour over the tomato sauce, cover and bake for 30
minutes. Serve hot.
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