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Meatballs with raisins & pine nuts Product Of Campania

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Ingredients

  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • 600g ground beef
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 110g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 55g raisins
  • 55g pine nuts
  • FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 × 400g can Cirio diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 100ml water
  • Fresh parsley to serve

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients for the meatballs together in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. With wet hands, roll the mixture into balls and place on a large tray. Cover lightly with cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. To make the tomato sauce, heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, water and season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until thick.
  5. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the meatballs in batches until they are golden all over.
  6. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve.