A "bird nest" is a meatball with a hard-boiled egg in the center, served with tomato sauce. It's easy to make and tasty as hell!
Step 1: The sauce
We'll start with the sauce since this has to simmer for quite a while. I always make a large batch at once. You'll need:
- canned tomatoes;
- cayenne pepper;
Quantities aren't that important, it depends on your personal taste. I like this sauce with lots of onions. Start by dicing the onions and cooking them in oil on low heat. While the onions are cooking, mince the garlic and add it. Cook the onions until translucent, then add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
Let the sauce simmer for about half an hour, then season with salt, cayenne pepper and oregano (or whatever spices you like). I use lots of oregano in this sauce. It's also perfect for meatloaf!