Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese Meatballs in Sweet Tomato Sauce

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Happy Sunday!

The recipe of the day is perfect for a relaxing and lazy Sunday – Succulent Meatballs in Sweet Tomato Sauce with Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheese!
It’s so comforting and so delicious, this is definitely one of my (many) family favourites!
And it might not look that simple, but believe me it is, and the cheese, oh the cheese, puts these meatballs in a completely new level.

Here’s what you need.
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  • 800g/2lbs beef mince
  • 400g/1lb passata
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 150g/5oz breadcrumbs
  • 400g/1lb Mozzarella, sliced
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese for serving
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the beef mince, seasoning, breadcrumbs, onion and garlic, and add the egg. Mix everything together and make small balls.
  3. In a heated pan with olive oil, gently sweat the meatballs for about 20 minutes. 
  4. Add the passata, mixed with the brown sugar, and leave on the hob for another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the hob, add the basil leaves and Mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven and cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Grate some Parmesan cheese on top and serve with some garlic bread.

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Tip: To make it even cheesier, try adding some small piece of Mozzarella into the beef mince.

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