Italian Meatballs in Rich Tomato Gravy

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Latchy

This is quite rich and friends quite often ask me to cook it. It can be served with either pasta or polenta.

Top Review by chia2160

this was a very different dish for us. i have been making meatballs the same way forever, always use breadcrumbs and eggs, milk, etc. i didn't think these meatballs would even hold together- but they did, beautifully. for the sauce i added alot of fresh rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil during the last 15 minutes but i added dried oregano and a bay leaf at the beginning of the cooking time. my husband thought it was a meat sauce because of the dark color and rich flavor. i served this with thick spaghetti and it made 6 servings, just perfect for us. i will be making this again

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients and shape into about 24 firm balls.
  2. Brown in a little olive oil.
  3. Add the red wine and tomatoes with pinch of sugar and cook gently for 1 hour until sauce has thickened and turned dark red.

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