This is a dish i fear to cook all along. I fear the meat balls may turn out too tough and taste like rubber. I fear they may not hold together and end up becoming a pot of minced beef stew.
Staring at my blooming rosemary plant being untouched for quite a while, I took the courage to cook it. Combining different recipes from the web, i came up with my own version.
It turns out ten times tastier than i expect it to be.
600g Ground Beef
100g Leg Ham – finely chopped
1/2 Onion – finely chopped
1/4 wedge Parmesan Cheese – grated
5 pieces Biscuit – Crumbs
3 Stalks of Rosemary – finely chopped
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and shape them into balls. Makes about 25 balls. Heat up a pot using high heat with olive oil and fry them in batches to seal the external.
2 tins of Italy Canned Tomatoes
1/2 an Onion finely chopped
5 cloves of Garlic finely chopped
Half a Carrot grated
2 stalks of Celery grated
2 red chilli finely chopped
1 glass of red wine
Fresh Sweet Basil or Parsley
Using the same pot which fries the meatballs, add in more olive oil to the remaining juice and saute the onion till brown. Add in garlic, red chilli and saute till garlic turns brown and oil turns red. Add carrots and celery. Add tomatoes and simmer till the sauce bubbles. Add red wine, black pepper, sea salt, basil and simmer for a while.
Add in the meat balls and simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve with crusty bread or pasta.
Life don’t get any better than this.