For the meatballs

  • 1 Slice of wholemeal bread, crusts removed
  • A splash of milk
  • 500g Minced beef or lamb
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1tbsp Chives, chopped

For the sauce

  • 800g Tinned chopped tomatoes (2 tins)
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1 Celery stick
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2tbsp Sugar
  • 2tbsp Tomato purée


  • STEP 1

    Tear the bread into chunks and soak in milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the milk and reserve.

  • STEP 2

    Put the bread into a bowl with the minced meat, garlic and chives, and mix well.

  • STEP 3

    Roll into balls and fry in oil until cooked through and golden.

  • STEP 4

    In a pan, fry the onion, carrot and celery in oil until they begin to brown, then add garlic.

  • STEP 5

    Add the sugar, tomato puree, pepper and tomatoes plus the left-over milk.

  • STEP 6

    Simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens then add the cooked meatballs and simmer for another 5 minutes.