Meatballs with tomato sauce

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Polpette alla napoletana

4.50 from 108 ratings
Delicious italian meatballs in fine tomato sauce!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 555kcal
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Resting time: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 555kcal
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Resting time: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients list


Frying pan
Oil Thermometer


  • First, put the ground beef, breadcrumbs and grated parmesan in a large bowl. Chop the parsley and garlic very finely and add them as well.
  • Then add the egg and season with salt and pepper. Now mix everything thoroughly with your hands until you get a compact mass.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
  • After resting, use your hands to form small meatballs from the mixture.
  • Heat plenty of sunflower oil in a high pan to about 340°F/170°C. Then put the meatballs into the boiling oil. Fry each for about 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove the finished meatballs, drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Heat the olive oil in another large frying pan and sauté the onion until it becomes translucent.
  • Then deglaze with the strained tomatoes, add a little salt and bring to the boil briefly. Then reduce the heat, add the fried meatballs and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, transfer in portions to deep plates, serve immediately and enjoy hot.
  • Buon appetito!
Calories: 555kcal (28%)Carbohydrates: 39g (13%)Protein: 33g (66%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated fatty acids: 12g (60%)Trans fatty acids: 1gCholesterol: 126mg (42%)

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