Fresh Tomato Sauce with Feta Beef Meatballs

  • Yield 8 servings

A super-easy tomato sauce for your favorite pasta. The feta cheese adds a bit of tang to these beefy meatballs.

Ingredients

Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 -- carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
7 large juicy tomatoes, crushed
1 dash each: sugar, salt and pepper
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
3 -- garlic cloves, crushed
Meatballs:
1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound lean ground beef
4 slices white bread
1/2 cup milk
1 -- egg
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
-- Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. To prepare the sauce, heat oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add carrots and onion; saute until browned, about 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer 2 hours or until sauce is thickened. Add vinegar and garlic.
  2. To prepare the meatballs, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hands. Shape into about 24 meatballs. Cook meatballs in a large nonstick skillet until browned. Ladle some sauce into skillet, and stir scraping up the browned bits. Add meatballs to sauce. Serve over spaghetti with freshly grated cheese.

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