Meatballs with tomato sauce

You will find here how to prepare the meatballs and delicious tomato sauce.

  Even poor-eaters will like these beautiful meatballs. The recipe does not contain eggs or milk.

Meatballs with tomato sauce

Ingredients for the meatballs:

  • 0.7 kg ground turkey;
  • 1 large onion, chopped;
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or 1/2 cup semolina (I prefer semolina);
  • 1/2 tsp salt;
  • 1/4 tsp pepper;
  • 4 -5 tbsp oil for frying;
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour for dusting.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 1 medium onion;
  • 3 mushrooms;
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed;
  • 3 -4 cups water;
  • 1 tsp sugar;
  • 5 tbsp tomato paste;
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper;
  • 1/2 cup green beans or carrots, sliced;
  • salt and pepper to taste.


Cut the onion into small cubes. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden.

Put the meat into a large bowl, add onion, salt, pepper, bread crumbs (I prefer semolina). Mix the ingredients well.

Form the meat mixture into walnut-sized balls and dip every ball in the flour.

Arrange meatballs in a large cold pan and pour the oil.

Heat the pan and cook meatballs all around until browned.

Remove the meatballs and drain them on a paper towel.

We will prepare sauce in the same pan.

Chop the onion, mushrooms and cook stirring occasionally until softened.

Add crushed garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.

Add the meatballs. Pour the water, add tomato paste, sugar, peppers, green beans. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables cooked well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve them with pasta or rice or mashed potatoes.

I hope you enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Meatballs with tomato sauce

  1. Pingback: Romanian style meatballs « Chef Doru's Blog

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