I loved these but did not use microwave - I did it all in big pot on stove top and it worked wonderfully. I served this with white rice. I added some tomatoes,basil and other herbs from the garden plus a zucchini. It was delicious.
We don't own a microwave, so I cooked the bacon and onion in a frying pan on the stove top. I then cooked the assembled meatballs in the same pan. Lastly I made the sauce in an ovenproof dish, popped the meatballs into it and baked them uncovered in a moderate oven for 30 minutes. I used the chilli, added a tablespoon of brown sugar and served this over pasta. The fresh basil was great in this and even made my way, it was super easy and very tasty thanks Tisme.
This is the first time I have done a complete dish from beginning to end in the microwave and as very pleased with the outcome. I weighed up each piece of mince so that I knew they would be uniform (35 grams each for 20 balled), though I only used 75 grams of the cheese (I had 32 pieces) and I was a little concerned about using 2 cans of tomatoes thinking it would be too much and the meatballs would be swimming in it but it was perfect and added some dried basil (our basil bushes have suddenly died on us and some red chilli flakes to give a little heat) and served over linguine with a salad and cruncy bread. Thank you Tisme, made for Please Make My Recipe tag game. UPDATE - left overs went great in a sandwich and a sub.