Sam Stern's Pasta,meatballs and Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. add onion or shallots with a pinch of salt and cook gently for about five minutes, till soft. add garlic.
  • tip in tomatoes, herbs, sugar, tomato puree, seasoning, torn basil and lemon juice.
  • stir. leave to boil for at least 10 minutes. add a little water if it gets dry. taste and adjust seasoning.
  • then place the bread in large bowl. add milk. leave for 5 minutes, then squeeze dry (chuck out the milk).
  • heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan.cook onion and garlic gently, till soft. add to bread in bowl.
  • add beef, grated ginger, lemon rind, herbs, egg and salt and pepper to the bread mix. mix.
  • shape meat into walnut-sized balls. roll lightly in flour.
  • cook the meatballs gently, in oil for 10-15 minutes, till brown all over, turning them now and then.
  • heat the tomato sauce in a large saucepan. add meatballs. reduce heat. cover with a lid and cook gently for 15 minutes.
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