Light tomato sauce with meatballs

All I can say is YUM.  It’s extra yummy because tonight my dear husband is cooking.  On the weekends, I get spoiled occasionally with a dinner out or Paul cooks a nice meal.  So tonight he has made meatballs with a fresh tomato sauce.

Fresh tomato sauceTomato sauce:

You can use cans or fresh tomatoes.  If you use fresh, get 4-5 lbs, so you can freeze some or have enough for a dinner party. We only bought 3lbs and we have just enough for 3 people.  You can also use whole canned tomatoes, 3 big cans or 6 little ones.  The sauce is so much better with fresh.

If you are making fresh you will need to boil a big pot of water and place the tomatoes in it for a few minutes, just until the skin cracks. Take them out into a strainer and peel the skin and discard.

2 white onions

6 cloves of garlic

1/2 stick of butter

Tomatoes

Melt butter  with onions chopped in 4ths and whole garlic cloves.  Add tomatoes and cover for about 30 mins.  Remove all onions and garlic.  Blend the tomato sauce with a hand mixer or find a way to purify it so it’s even in texture.  Cook uncovered for another 15 mins.

Meatballs:

1lbs of ground beef

1lbs of ground pork

1 egg

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 tablespoons dried or fresh oregano

pepper

salt

olive oil

One onion finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients together, any which way you want!!! But if you want more structure.  I usually mix both meats together with salt and pepper.  I then add the egg and bread crumbs.  I add a bit of olive oil, fresh herbs and finely chopped onion.  Place on a cookie sheet, we are trying to make our meat balls smaller but  they always end up so big.  We make extra and freeze them.  When reheating, DON’T HEAT IN YOUR TOMATO SAUCE-MAJOR YULK.  It just gets really greasy.  Just heat up in a frying pan or in the microwave, seperately.

Place in the oven at 375 for about 30 mins depending on the size of the meatballs.

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