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Spicy meatballs in a chunky tomato sauce.
Preheat oven to 200C/ 392F
Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Shape into 16-20 small meatballs.
Heat some oil and fry the meatballs for 5-10 minutes. When browned, remove from heat and drain on kitchen paper.
Place in an ovenproof dish.
In a pan deep enough to hold a fair amount of liquid, heat the oil over a medium heat.
Slowly fry the chopped pepper and onion until soft.
Add chilli, cumin, coriander and garlic, and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Pour sauce over the meatballs and cook in the middle of the oven at 200C/ 392F for 20 minutes. Serve with pasta.
N.B. If served with a nice salad and maybe a dessert to follow, it serves 4. If you like these meatballs (read: are really greedy like us), you may find the above recipe only serves 2.
I have never tried freezing them, but I often serve them at informal dinner parties; one of their biggest advantages is the possibility for advance preparation, and simply boiling some pasta and popping the dish of meatballs in the oven when the guests arrive.
Dlstar 4y agoI made this a couple of weeks ago and my whole family loved it. I doubled the recipe for my large family. I added some dried oregano to the sauce and served it with rice. You could probably make great meatball tortilla wraps with salad too.