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Mediterranean meatballs

The pasta dish for the whole family. It's especially easy with our recipe for the Thermomix.

50 min
Mediterrane Hackbällchen

Ingredients (for 4 portions)

60 g
Parmesan cheese (large pieces)
2 Piece
Onion (peeled and halved)
40 g
LEIMER Spelt Breadcrumbs, alternatively: Breadcrumbs, Wholemeal Breadcrumbs
40 g
Olive oil
500 g
Minced meat (beef or mixed)
1 Piece
Egg
1 Pack
Italian herbs
Salt, Pepper
1 Pinch
Cinnamon
1 Piece
Garlic clove (peeled)
2 Cans
Tomatoes (filling 400g)
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Preparation

Meatballs:

  • Add the Parmesan to the mixing bowl, chop for 7 secs/step 10 and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add half of the onions to the mixing bowl, chop for 4 sec./speed 5, push down with a spatula, chop again for 4 sec./speed 5, add half of the olive oil and steam without measuring cup for 5 min./90°C/level 1.
  • Add minced meat, egg, breadcrumbs, half of the Parmesan cheese, half of the Italian herbs, salt, pepper and cinnamon and knead for 3 min.
  • Form small balls from meat dough and refrigerate.
  • Rinse mixing bowl thoroughly.

 

Tomato sauce:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C top/bottom heat.
  • Put the remaining onions and garlic in the mixing bowl, chop for 4 sec./speed 5, push down with a spatula, chop again for 4 sec./speed 5, add the remaining olive oil and steam without measuring cup for 5 min./90°C/level 1.
  • Add the tomatoes and chop for 3-5 sec/step 6.
  • Add the remaining Italian herbs, salt and pepper and steam for 10 min/95°C/step 1.
  • Pour the tomato sauce into a baking dish, spread the meatballs in the sauce and bake on the middle shelf for approx. 20 min.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for another 10 minutes, then serve with pasta.