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Tomato-Basil Meatballs


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  • 1 lb ground beef chuck
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion shopped
  • 1 15oz can diced tomates with basil and oregano
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


Servings 12
Preparation time 19mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

In a medium bowl mix beef, parmesan, chopped basil, 1 garlic clove and egg until well blended.
Shape into 24 meatballs - 1 tbs each.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add meatballs; cook 5 - 7 minutes or until evenly browned, turning occasionally.
Add onion and remaining garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
Increase heat to medium-high heat. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and salt. Reduce heat; cover and cook 4-6 minutes or until meatballs are throughly cooked.
Stir in sliced basil.

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