Spicy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Spicy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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For tomato paste:

  • a few tablespoons of olive oil;
  • ½ onion;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • salt - to taste;
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano;
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste;
  • 300 g grated tomatoes.

For meatballs:

  • 900 g ground meat;
  • 2 teaspoons of salt;
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chili;
  • 50 g breadcrumbs;
  • ½ bunch of parsley;
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano;
  • 240 grams of ricotta;
  • 2 eggs;
  • some vegetable oil.


Crush onions and garlic and fry in olive oil, seasoned with salt and oregano. Add tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes. Then put the grated tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and cook the sauce for an hour, stirring every 5 minutes so that it does not burn.

In the meantime, mix all the ingredients for the meatballs , except the butter. Form small balls from the resulting mixture and place them on a greased baking dish. Place in preheated oven at 230 ° C for 20 minutes. Pour tomato sauce over meatballs and bake for another 15 minutes.

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