Ingredients for Meatballs:
for 12-14 meatballs
- 1 lb ground meat, beef, pork, or a mix
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup parsley, chopped + to garnish
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup olive oil, separated
- ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 8 tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tsp herbs de Provence
- Salt and ground black pepper
How to make Meatballs:
Put the meat in a bowl and add the garlic, parsley, nutmeg, 1 tsp salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Mix this together until combined.
Add the beaten eggs and milk and mix together well.
Form the meat mixture into meatballs, about 1"-2,5cm in diameter.
In a heavy bottomed frying pan, heat up some olive oil and cook the meatballs over medium-high heat, until browned on all sides. Remove the cooked meatballs to a paper-towel-lined plate and allow to drain.
Make the sauce:
Add 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan.
Add the onion, and cook until golden brown then add the tomatoes. Cook together for about 2 minutes, then add 1 tsp of salt, some pepper, the herbs, and sugar.
Stir together well and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add the meatballs, cover, and let cook together for about 5 minutes longer.
Serve 2-3 meatballs together in small dishes, with the sauce on the bottom.
Garnish with parsley.