Fancy something different
from your usual rice and pasta
Why not have this instead...
Tell you what, you won't be disappointed!
Meatball in Tomato Sandwich
Cheese of your choice
For the meatballs:
500g minced beef
2 slices bread, processed into breadcrumbs
5 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 medium onion, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan
6 tbsp milk
For the sauce:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
salt and sugar, to taste
Put all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and combine thoroughly.
Once that is done, roll mixture into walnut-sized balls.
Arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
and throw them into a hot oven for 10 minutes or until brown.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat olive oil
Then add tomatoes and chilli flakes and the rest of the other ingredients.
Bring up to a bubble, then turn down to a simmer for 30 minutes
Using a staff mixer, blend the tomatoes to a smoother consistency.
Add a little water, if necessary.
Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce.
Adjust seasoning and remove from heat.
Cut open a baguette and spread liberally with butter
Fill it with meatballs and sauce and cheese
Put under grill until the cheese has melted
Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and serve!