Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Meatballs With Peas
500 g mince
1 grated onion
55 g breadcrumbs
25 g parsley,chopped
5 big garlic cloves,crushed
400 g good canned chopped tomatoes
salt,black pepper,chilli pepper
Also 2 big onions,sliced(optional)
200 g frozen petit pois peas
Mix all meatballs ingredients,season.
Shape walnut sized balls & chill 20 min.
Make the tomato sauce:
Fry garlic,onion & peppers in the butter until soft but not browned.
Add tomatoes & -juices,season.
Simmer until you fry the meatballs.
When meatballs are all nicely browned all over,lift them out onto the plate.
Fry sliced onions about 5 min,return the meatballs onto the frying pan.
Stir the tomato sauce into the frying pan & bring to the boil,reduce the heat & simmer for 15-20 min.
Add the peas,continue simmering for 5-10 min until peas are tender.
Serve on mashed potatoes or with spaghetti.
Scatter over some extra chopped parsley.