Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

  • Published on Jun 23, 2018
  • Learn how to Make homemade meatballs in tomato sauce. Great for quick and easy dinner or lunch.
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    For the meatballs:
    600g (21.16 oz) minced beef
    1 onion
    1/3 bunch parsley
    1 egg
    1/3 cup (42g) dry bread crumbs
    2 garlic cloves
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    For the sauce:
    1 large onion
    3 garlic cloves
    1/2 red chili pepper (optional)
    600g (oz) tomato sauce
    3 tablespoons tomato sauce
    600 ml water
    7-8 basil leaves
    Salt & pepper for taste*
    1 tablespoon sugar?
    1. Finely chop onion and parsley. Crush garlic cloves. In a large bowl place the beef, chopped onion, parsley, crushed garlic, egg, bread crumbs and seasoning. Mix well with your hands until all combined.
    2. Form into balls. In a large pan heat oil over medium heat. Fry the meatballs for about 1 minute for each side until lightly brown and remove from the pan.
    3. For the sauce: chop onion, slice garlic cloves, chili pepper and basil.
    4. In the same pan sauté onion for 4-5 minutes. Add sliced garlic and chili, sauté for 3-4 minutes more. Add tomato sauce, fill the empty tins of the tomato sauce with water (about 600 ml) and pour into the pan, add tomato paste, basil leaves, season with salt, pepper, paprika and stir.
    5. Bring to sauce to a boil, transfer the browned meatballs to the sauce, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 30-40 minutes. Serve.
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Comments • 74

  • Nichole Israel
    Nichole Israel 3 days ago


  • TheGodYouWishYouKnew

    Looks good but not an Italian recipe

  • racheal tumwesigire

    Is it a must to use eggs

  • Kiara Nur channel
    Kiara Nur channel Month ago

    is so yummy meat ball's
    thanks for the recipe

  • matthis toles
    matthis toles Month ago

    The music sucks

  • frank ferrero
    frank ferrero 2 months ago

    you lost all credibility when you added tomato sauce from a jar,jesus you people lazy.
    either COOK properly or fuck off!!

  • Koketso Baholo
    Koketso Baholo 2 months ago

    God will provide fam, no worries; you are Loved

  • Madcowe
    Madcowe 2 months ago +5

    Bruh I watched at 2x speed and it still felt slow lmao

  • Evalyne Mbugua
    Evalyne Mbugua 2 months ago

    Nice and simple recipe

  • Victor Dabija
    Victor Dabija 2 months ago +1

    What a coincidence my mom cooks meatballs in tomato sauce right now

  • Gina Eredera Vlog
    Gina Eredera Vlog 2 months ago

    Good I will make that look yummy.

  • Berny Scavo
    Berny Scavo 2 months ago +1

    My hat goes off to you...Great recipe :)

  • Kara Raby
    Kara Raby 3 months ago

    Yummo! I will defo be veganising this dish with the plant based mince!

  • vilko skorlich
    vilko skorlich 3 months ago

    “Too much garlic! Garlic everywhere,”“It makes me want to cry,”
    Garlic, you see, is not quite the staple of Italian cuisine Americans think it is. Depending on who you speak to, onions are a controversial ingredient too - and don’t even think of ever combining the two in a single dish.
    Is Meatballs Italian?
    The classic dish can be found in red-and-white tablecloth spots across the United States, but there’s a fascinating history behind where it got its start
    So if not Italy, where does this dish come from? Meatballs in general have multiple creation stories all across the world from köttbullars in Sweden to the various köftes in Turkey. Yes, Italy has its version of meatballs called polpettes, but they differ from their American counterpart in multiple ways. They are primarily eaten as a meal itself (plain) or in soups and made with any meat from turkey to fish. Often, they are no bigger in size than golf balls; in the region of Abruzzo, they can be no bigger in size than marbles and called polpettines.
    Original recipe
    It does not include the ingredient we all put in, and here's what's a special secret
    However, if you ask the inhabitants of Naples, where this dish, at least as hard as it is, the recipe is somewhat different. According to the original recipe (or the common denominator of all the original recipes ), sugar are not put in, and neither the onion , oregano nor parsley, which many are happy to add to the flavor. All you need are soft sauces, some garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and basil.

    • Berny Scavo
      Berny Scavo 2 months ago +1

      @vilko skorlich I am from Calabria - My Grandparents and parents were all born there. I do know a lot about Italian history...without using google!
      What I am saying,, is,,...If you want your food to taste good, add garlic. Grazie! Ciao ;)
      PS - i married a Sicilian, but in my opinion, the Calabrese cook better than Sicilians :D

    • vilko skorlich
      vilko skorlich 2 months ago

      @Berny Scavo You DON'T NO HISTORY of Calabria or Sicily and Sardinia!!
      Historical Time Line of Sicily
      650 B.C. The Siculi, the Socani, and the Elymi are the first known inhabitants of Sicily.
      735 B.C. The first Greek settlement is established at Naxos.
      734 B.C. Greeks from Corinth settle the colony of Siracusa.
      Honey, ricotta, figs, hazelnuts, walnuts, grapes, and pomegranates arrive with the Corinthians.
      201 B.C. The Punic Wars give control of Sicily to the Roman Republic.
      Exports of wheat and barley to Rome earn Sicily the nickname "Granary of Rome."
      Cherries, plums, and citron are imported from Asia.
      535 Sicily is annexed to the Byzantine Empire.
      807 The North African Arabs found the Mattanza-the ritual trapping and killing of bluefin tuna.
      827 The Saracens conquer Sicily.
      902 The Saracens plant sugarcane, citrus, rice, bananas, mulberries, date palms, pistachios, watermelon, and apricots. They figure out how to make ice cream. Irrigation methods are instituted in Sicily. Agriculture flourishes.
      1060 The Norman Conquest begins, led by brothers Roger and Robert Hauteville.
      1091 All of Sicily and the Calabrian Peninsula fall to Norman rule.
      1189 Norman rule ends. Henry VI of Swabia claims the throne on behalf of his wife, Constance.
      1268 Swabian rule ends. Pope Clement IV invests Charles, Count of Anjou and Provence, with the crown of Sicily.
      1282 A French soldier insults a Sicilian maiden on her way into church for Vesper services. This event begins the popular uprising known as the Sicilian Vespers, leading to the eventual end of French rule.
      1302 The Treaty of Caltabellota gives control of Sicily to Spain under King Peter of Aragon.
      1492 The Spanish Inquisition forces the expulsion of Jews from Sicily. With the Jews goes Sicily’s thriving sugar industry. Chocolate, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cactus are brought to Sicily from Mexico on Spanish ships.
      1535 Pastry making takes hold in the kitchens of convents and monasteries.
      1713 Sicily is turned over to the Duke of Savoy in the Spanish War over Succession.
      1716 Savoyard rule ends. The Treaty of The Hague gives control of Sicily to Austria.
      1734 Charles V of Bourbon claims the throne on behalf of Spain.
      1767 Ferdinand I, son of Charles V, inherits the throne of Sicily and rules from Naples.
      1805 The Royal Court relocates to Palermo. French chefs arrive to cater to the needs of the court.
      1816 The Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily are united to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Corruption is at an all-time high.
      1860 Sicily is liberated from Spanish rule by Giuseppe Garibaldi.
      1861 Sicily is unified with Italy.
      Not rely Italian FOOD or cuisine?

    • Berny Scavo
      Berny Scavo 2 months ago +2

      ​@vilko skorlich you will NEVER convince an Italian from Calabria or Sicily to cook without adding garlic...Sorry, but that's just a rule us Southern Italians will always have! ;)

    • vilko skorlich
      vilko skorlich 2 months ago

      @Berny Scavo (correct!! all those pastas you names - we Italians love to add garlic to them..ALL! Extra flavour ;))
      Please watch THIS!!
      Italian chefs reactions to the most popular videos in the world!
      You need MORE?????
      As the official Bolognese recipe below specifies, authentic Bolognese is primarily a meat sauce that contains very little tomato, and there isn’t any GARLIC, no oregano, no basil, no parsley, no bay leaves, no rosemary, thyme or sage, no anchovies, no fennel or star anise, no lemon zest, no cinnamon or nutmeg, no sugar, no peppers, no chili sauce or hot pepper flakes - none of the myriad ingredients that many people might use in their Bolognese recipes today

    • Berny Scavo
      Berny Scavo 2 months ago +1

      @vilko skorlich correct!! all those pastas you named - we Italians love to add garlic to them..ALL! Extra flavour ;)

  • Pietro Dibello
    Pietro Dibello 3 months ago

    there where super the all famly went crazie

  • DS-HotPockets
    DS-HotPockets 3 months ago +1

    Hnnnnnnnng!!! I just need pasta and more pepper flakes and this is a guilty pleasure I'll want every week.

  • Silver StormHD
    Silver StormHD 3 months ago

    Pewdpie meatball

  • viethuong vothai
    viethuong vothai 4 months ago

    Yes! This is the recipe i am looking for! Even though there are other recipes that is really flavorful, i would definitely try this!
    Edit: aww man=(( i just realized that im missing paparika and tomato paste and tomato sauce=(((

  • Josie Vlog
    Josie Vlog 4 months ago

    Ww nice

  • Etai and Ayie
    Etai and Ayie 4 months ago

    Can I prep and freeze them? Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Larry Litmanen
      Larry Litmanen 25 days ago

      I freeze meatballs all the time, just don't cook them before freezing.

  • The Cooking Foodie
    The Cooking Foodie  5 months ago

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  • Dchardinay Cole
    Dchardinay Cole 5 months ago

    I love onion

  • eliana moses
    eliana moses 5 months ago

    This looks yummy and both delicious the minced meat where did u get it from?🤔

  • Zeya's Home
    Zeya's Home 5 months ago


  • aurora koi
    aurora koi 5 months ago +1

    I Make it today It was so tasty 😍❤

  • Hasan Subhani Year 9
    Hasan Subhani Year 9 6 months ago

    Do you need to put dry bread crumbs

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 7 months ago +2

    now thats a proper method except the green stuf i would use however italian seasoning.

    • Berny Scavo
      Berny Scavo 2 months ago

      The green stuff is Parsley - Italians use this in their cooking always!! DUH!

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 7 months ago

    yuk parsley why is evryone such a dumbass and ruining all foods with pasley or basil or any green shit.fuck sake knobsuckers.

  • Dhea Fadlia
    Dhea Fadlia 7 months ago +1

    Can I use real tomato instead of the sauce and paste?

    • Danny eZ
      Danny eZ 7 months ago +1

      @Dhea Fadlia You welcome :)

    • Dhea Fadlia
      Dhea Fadlia 7 months ago +1

      @Danny eZ omg thanks ^^

    • Danny eZ
      Danny eZ 7 months ago +1

      @Dhea Fadlia there you go, watch this: :D

    • Dhea Fadlia
      Dhea Fadlia 7 months ago +1

      @Danny eZ yes I'm a bit worried it will not taste as good

    • Danny eZ
      Danny eZ 7 months ago +1

      Of course you can, everything that is in a jar was first invented by making it urself, you just need to add little bit more seasoning I guess

  • Yhad Payao Quiseo
    Yhad Payao Quiseo 7 months ago

    Thank u for sharing I love it

  • El Chuma
    El Chuma 7 months ago


  • Daan Amelink
    Daan Amelink 7 months ago +10

    Alright I will be adding this to my library.

    • kitsume bun
      kitsume bun Month ago +1

      Careful not to get sauce on the books

  • Irene Milimu
    Irene Milimu 8 months ago

    I'm gonna try this

  • Siranoush Malkhasian
    Siranoush Malkhasian 8 months ago


  • Diamond Girl
    Diamond Girl 8 months ago

    Awesome! So Delic

  • Rory Engelbrecht
    Rory Engelbrecht 8 months ago +1

    Looks good, I'd blend beef with pork for added oomph, then top it with parmesan and panko finishing off with a broil. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Aubreyna Archer
    Aubreyna Archer 9 months ago +5

    This was PERFECT until you added canned tomato sauce. Just use fresh tomatoes instead.

  • Clara Bow
    Clara Bow 10 months ago +6

    I love the straightforward, simple presentation of this and the food looks amazing! Thanks.

  • Ricky Spanish
    Ricky Spanish 10 months ago +2

    I have just made this recipe 🤗🤗🤗😍😍😍

  • sri maryam tekege
    sri maryam tekege 11 months ago

    Waw yummy..

  • Marisa Bassi
    Marisa Bassi 11 months ago

    I'm sorry to say that this has nothing to to with Italian meatballs!!!

    • Berny Scavo
      Berny Scavo 2 months ago

      Italians use Passata if they don't use fresh tomatoes, so why would you even write a comment like this?? Obviously you are not Italian!

    • Duncan Green
      Duncan Green 7 months ago +1

      um, where does it say italian, its simply meatballs in tomato sauce

  • Habibatoulah Bah
    Habibatoulah Bah Year ago

    Look yummy i will try it😍

  • sravydogs
    sravydogs Year ago

    Have just made it for and the Mrs think I thought put a full chiller in it. Whowzers it was too hot for my Mrs to eat. Have to go chippy for her now lol

  • Kenlah
    Kenlah Year ago

    Nic3 one
    1. Sub
    2. Comment done
    3. I will do the same so lets help each other thanks:)

  • Julia K
    Julia K Year ago +1

    The best recipe as always!

  • Jaya T
    Jaya T Year ago +2

    May I please ask which brand tomato sauce you used?

    • 47 and2
      47 and2 Year ago +1

      just use passata (tomato puree) and add some dry italian seasoning. tastes just as good, if not better. and pure ingredients without all the preservatives crap in a jar of sauce.

  • Aficionats a la cuina

    Mmmm They look delicious. I add potatoes cutted in squares to the sauce, too. Thanks!

  • Eve M
    Eve M Year ago +2

    Looks so good delicious tfs...

  • Pia Gysling
    Pia Gysling Year ago +2

    To me the meat balls are tooooo over cooked .... great recipe anyways

  • creepy crawly
    creepy crawly Year ago +1

    Thanks!will make it with my pasta👍

  • Overberg Mountain fort

    Looks yummy. Now I am hungry👍

  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers Year ago +2

    Mmmmm.... That taste sooo good but I don't really like beef!! That taste sooo delicious and chewy meatballs!! Great recipe!! See you anytime!!