Italian Meatballs in Tomato-Pesto-Sauce

Marion Wilting

By
@MiaInGermany

This is one of my favourite meatball dishes. We usually have it over oven roasted vegetables, but serve it as you desire.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef or mixed pork and beef
1 tsp
salt (or to taste)
pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
1 jar(s)
tomato sauce (your favourite)
2 Tbsp
pesto

Step-By-Step

1Combine ground meat, salt, pepper and Italian herb mix in a big bowl, knead well.

2In a pot, heat tomato sauce and bring to a gentle simmer. Add pesto, stir well to dissolve and combine.

3Form meat mixture into 1 inch balls and carefully drop into simmering tomato sauce as they are made, one by one.

4As soon as all meat is used up, cover pot and let simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring well after about five minutes. If necessary, add some water.

5Serve over oven roasted vegetables, cauliflower rice or pasta as desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Carb