Introduction: Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

This is one of my favourite meal-time recipes. It can be made very quickly while still tasting great and having that homemade touch.

Step 1: Meatballs: Ingredients

To make the meatballs you will need:
Bread (slightly stale bread is perfectly fine)
1 Egg
A dash of oil
Half an onion
Ground pepper

Step 2: Meatballs: Step 1

Firstly, cut up the onion into small pieces. Add a dash of oil to a frying pan and cook the onions until they're soft. Don't let them brown. Leave them to cool.

Step 3: Meatballs: Step 3

Meanwhile, use a blender to turn the bread into breadcrumbs. You can use any sort of bread. Slightly stale bread works well, so it's a great way to use left over bread.
Also, crack the egg into a bowl and beat it until it's mixed together. We will use the egg to bind the rest of the ingredients later.

Step 4: Meatballs: Step 4

Put the mince, some pepper, onion and egg into a large bowl. Add a couple of handfuls of the breadcrumbs. Mix together with your hands. If the mix is too wet, add more breadcrumbs.

Step 5: Meatballs: Step 5

Roll the meat into Ping-Pong ball sized balls. It doesn't matter if they're slightly bigger or smaller.

Step 6: Meatballs: Step 6

To cook, add a dash of oil to a frying pan. Add the meatballs and cook on a medium heat until they're brown all the way through. Wile they're cooking, make the sauce.

Step 7: The Sauce: Ingerdients

To make the sauce you will need:
Balsamic vinegar
Tinned tomatoes
Tomato puree
Half an onion
Italian Herbs

Step 8: The Sauce: Step 1

Chop the onion and add them to a frying pan with a little bit of oil. Leave them to soften.

Step 9: The Sauce: Step 2

Add The tinned tomatoes, a dash of balsamic vinegar, some tomato puree, a sprinkling of Italian herbs and salt to taste to the sauce pan. Let it simmer until it thickens.

Step 10: The Final Serving

Once your meatballs are cooked, an your sauce is done, it can be served on a bed of spaghetti. Ta-dah!

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