Italian Meatballs in Tomato-Pesto-Sauce

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Italian Meatballs in Tomato-Pesto-Sauce

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.

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About Italian Meatballs in Tomato-Pesto-Sauce

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