Baked Italian meatballs

Dinner tonight, Januar 9, 2020
Great and easy way to make meatballs I served it with gluten free macaroni , and it was a hit.
4 servings

1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
½ cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 ounces fresh mozzarella
handful fresh basil (for garnish)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, oregano, and thyme and season with salt and pepper.

Divide the beef mixture and form 16 meatballs.

On a medium heat fry the meatballs for around 5 minutes, until they are brown all over. Remove the meatballs from the pan.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the cooking juices in the pan and add the whole peeled tomatoes, onion, garlic and tomato paste. Break down the tomatoes into small chunks and mix the sauce well. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened

Arrange the meatballs in a baking dish and top with the tomato sauce.

Break the mozzarella into small chunks and distribute evenly over the top of the dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for around 5 more minutes, until the cheese has browned.

Garnish with fresh basil and serve with sautéed leafy greens or salad.

Nutritional information
Each serving comes out to be 379 Calories, 25.84g Fats, 8.01g Net Carbs, and 24.78g Protein.


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