Gourmet Recipe: Milanese Meatballs

Gourmet Recipe: Milanese Meatballs

Ingredients (serves four)


For the meatball mix

30 mls olive oil
600 gms minced beef (15% fat)
4 cloves garlic
100 gms grated parmesan
Salt and pepper to season
For the sauce
1 x large onion
2 x  tomatoes
1 x red pepper
1 x green pepper
small can tomato paste
1 can peeled plum tomatoes

4 sticks celery
In a pan, mix with your hands the olive oil, minced beef, chopped garlic and parmesan until you have a stable dried mix where you can mould small meatballs, into the palm of your hand. Mould all the balls the same shape like golf balls. In a saucepan, start with the sauce, add olive oil, then onion and all the other ingredients chopped up and cook on slow heat for one hour to provide a gravy for the meatballs. Leave the sauce to cook and in a shallow frying pan, add 5mm thickness of olive oil, then when that is hot, add the meatballs and cook evenly for about ten minutes until browned. Remove from the heat and then serve separately to the sauce with pasta. The three parts (meatballs, sauce and pasta) are a brilliant meal when served together with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.

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