Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Baked Meatballs in Tomato Cheese Sauce


500g Minced Beef
Half a Yellow Onion, minced
50g Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Pepper to taste

For the Sauce

2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
120ml dry white wine
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
100ml water
1-2 tbs caster sugar
50g Cheddar Cheese
sea salt and black pepper

1. Mix the Meatballs ingredients together
2. Shape them into 5 cm diameter balls and place on baking tray lined with baking paper
3. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees c
4. Bake for 22 mins
5. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry gently until lightly golden.
6. Increase the heat slightly and pour in the wine.
7. Let it bubble until reduced by half, then stir in the chopped tomatoes, water and sugar.
8. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft, then remove the pan from the heat, mix in cheese and stir well.
9. Mix in the cooked meatballs.
10. Enjoy!

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