|August 15, 2011||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Mini Pork Meatballs in Spiced Tomato Sauce
Serve these savory little meatballs as an appetizer or main course with lots of bread for soaking up the delicious, chunky sauce.
from The Illustrated Quick Cook
10 oz (300 g) ground pork
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp capers, drained and finely chopped
2 tsp black olives, finely chopped
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp olive oil
2 cups Fresh Tomatoes, diced or 14 oz (400 g) can diced tomatoes, with juices
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp paprika
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep: 30 min Total: 60 min
1 Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Combine the pork, onion, capers, olives, and flour in a bowl, add the egg, and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix thoroughly, then form into 12-15¾ in (2cm) balls.
2 Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the meatballs for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Drain, transfer to a baking dish, and set aside.
3 Combine the tomatoes, garlic, and paprika in a saucepan, season with salt and pepper, then cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs and bake for 20 minutes until bubbly-hot. Serve hot.