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    Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 11:10



    Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Succulent meatballs swimming in a sea of easy-to-make tomato sauce! This is comfort food at its finest. Frying the meatballs first will seal in the flavours, and the brightness of the fresh basil at the end ties it all together.

    Meatballs
    1 pound white mushrooms, finely diced
    1 pound ground beef
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ cup Italian parsley, finely minced
    2 egg yolks
    2 teaspoons sea salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1-2 tablespoons lard, butter, or ghee, for frying the meatballs

    Sauce
    1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup fresh basil, chopped
    Sea salt and black pepper to taste

    Method
    1. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to combine the mushrooms, beef, garlic, Italian parsley, egg yolks, salt, and pepper.
    2. Shape the meat mixture into meatballs that are slightly larger than a golf ball.
    3. In a large sauté pan, heat the lard, butter, or ghee over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs to the hot pan, and brown them on all sides.
    4. Remove the browned meatballs from the pan, and set them aside.
    5. Make the sauce by adding the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste to the same pan used for the meatballs. Cook over medium heat, and bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
    6. Add the meatballs to the simmering sauce, cover, and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.
    Prep Time: 45 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 5-6

    Colder winter months seem to make this lovely recipe taste even more delicious.
    Try it and see !

    Thanks to Sarah at Everyday Paleo for this recipe idea - link to her blog is here

    http://everydaypaleo.com/food/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by RANDBURG on Mon Dec 29 2014, 09:35

    Thanks Jan,
    Its on my to try list
    Regards
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by rubydoo2840 on Mon Dec 29 2014, 14:45

    Hmmm this sounds delicious and easy to cook! Thanks for the link Wink

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Sharon on Wed Jan 21 2015, 13:00

    @Jan1 wrote:


    Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Succulent meatballs swimming in a sea of easy-to-make tomato sauce! This is comfort food at its finest. Frying the meatballs first will seal in the flavours, and the brightness of the fresh basil at the end ties it all together.

    Meatballs
    1 pound white mushrooms, finely diced
    1 pound ground beef
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ cup Italian parsley, finely minced
    2 egg yolks
    2 teaspoons sea salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1-2 tablespoons lard, butter, or ghee, for frying the meatballs

    Sauce
    1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup fresh basil, chopped
    Sea salt and black pepper to taste

    Method
    1. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to combine the mushrooms, beef, garlic, Italian parsley, egg yolks, salt, and pepper.
    2. Shape the meat mixture into meatballs that are slightly larger than a golf ball.
    3. In a large sauté pan, heat the lard, butter, or ghee over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs to the hot pan, and brown them on all sides.
    4. Remove the browned meatballs from the pan, and set them aside.
    5. Make the sauce by adding the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste to the same pan used for the meatballs. Cook over medium heat, and bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
    6. Add the meatballs to the simmering sauce, cover, and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.
    Prep Time: 45 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 5-6

    Colder winter months seem to make this lovely recipe taste even more delicious.
    Try it and see !

    Thanks to Sarah at Everyday Paleo for this recipe idea - link to her blog is here

    http://everydaypaleo.com/food/

    All the best Jan

    come back from shops with ingredients to make these . will tell you how they turned out . has any one else made them .
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by RANDBURG on Wed Jan 21 2015, 13:56

    Yes, they were very nice and moist, did not really notice the mushrooms though.
    Had left over, and had it cold the following day, was almost better, but maybe I was hungrier ?

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Sharon on Thu Jan 22 2015, 21:40

    recipe turned out ok . everyone enjoyed it . did use plenty of seasoning . will make them again so all is good .
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Nov 18 2015, 11:29



    Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    This may be just what you are looking for. It makes a good mid-week dish
    see recipe details in previous posts above

    All the best Jan

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by petrel on Thu Nov 19 2015, 05:34

    Hi Jan

    I enjoy your recipes. They are stylish and delicious. As a recently diagnosed T2 diabetic who is still in shock, it is good to know that culinary delights can still be mine. Thanks. Petrel
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Wobblycogs on Thu Nov 19 2015, 07:31

    I added an onion to the recipe, and thickened the sauce a little with Parmesan. Delish-i-oh-so! The recipe is in my little red book. Thanks Jan.

    Try my baked beans folks.

    Tin of haricot beans, simmered for five minutes. Then add a tin of  blitzed tomatoes, tablespoon of tomato puree, and a decent glug of double cream. Season to taste. (You could use Jan's tomato sauce I guess.) There you have baked beans without the sugars and starches.

    Great with ham and eggs.

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 19 2015, 15:49

    @petrel wrote:Hi Jan

    I enjoy your recipes.  They are stylish and delicious.  As  a recently diagnosed T2 diabetic who is still in shock, it is good to know that culinary delights can still be mine. Thanks.  Petrel

    Glad you enjoy the recipes here on the Forum.
    As a recently diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic I think you will probably find that regular testing to see what foods may 'spike' your blood sugar numbers is advisable.

    There is such a good variety of foods available to eat if living the LCHF lifestyle.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 19 2015, 16:03

    @Wobblycogs wrote:I added an onion to the recipe, and thickened the sauce a little with Parmesan. Delish-i-oh-so! The recipe is in my little red book. Thanks Jan.

    Try my baked beans folks.

    Tin of haricot beans, simmered for five minutes. Then add a tin of  blitzed tomatoes, tablespoon of tomato puree, and a decent glug of double cream. Season to taste. (You could use Jan's tomato sauce I guess.) There you have baked beans without the sugars and starches.

    Great with ham and eggs.

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    Hello 'Wobbly' and a warm welcome to the Forum sunny

    I'm pleased you liked the Mushroom Meatball recipe ... I always think recipes are a good guide but can be adapted to suit the individual taste - I like the idea of adding Parmesan - sounds good!

    Interesting your 'baked bean' recipe idea Haricot Beans. Do you know the carb content for these please?

    Now ham, eggs with mushrooms is a great start to the day, and one of our favourites!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Wobblycogs on Thu Nov 19 2015, 18:55

    Hi Jan...

    Here is a link for you.

    I don't eat many baked bean servings. Just with my breakfast on Sundays, or maybe with some bacon in the week. I think the link will explain more than I could:

    http://www.carbs-information.com/carb-in-legumes/haricot-beans.htm

    HTH

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by thinestever82 on Sat Jan 16 2016, 03:34

    Great recipe! Just one thing: mushrooms much be already cooked (those in can) or fresh that needs to be cooker first since mixing these with beef would release a lot of water and would risk to not stick together. Please let me know Very Happy
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jan 16 2016, 14:52

    @thinestever82 wrote:Great recipe! Just one thing: mushrooms much be already cooked (those in can) or fresh that needs to be cooker first since mixing these with beef would release a lot of water and would risk to not stick together. Please let me know Very Happy

    Hi there ... I always use the fresh mushrooms, just wiped with water and diced finely ... the egg yolk usually 'binds' the mix together ... if you may prefer a slightly thicker sauce, then 'Wobblycogs' suggestion of adding onion and a little Parmesan would work well.

    Please let us know how you get on ...

    All the best Jan
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    P.S. This site gives good tips on cleaning mushrooms readers may find useful
    http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/how-to-clean-mushrooms/

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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Sharon on Sun Jan 17 2016, 14:14

    like the mushroom tip link
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jan 18 2016, 11:28

    @Sharon wrote:like the mushroom tip link

    Pleased you found the link to the 'mushrooms tip' handy.

    If any other reader wishes to have a look it's here

    http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/how-to-clean-mushrooms/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by thinestever82 on Wed Jan 27 2016, 00:18

    It was all good but I made a mess! I mixed fresh sliced mushrooms and they released too much water so I had to add tons of parmesan cheese and even more meat but in the end I had to made hamburgers from them and cooking them in oven. Then I made the tomato sauce separately and added them with the sauce so in the end was good but not actually my favorite mrgreen mrgreen
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by thinestever82 on Wed Jan 27 2016, 00:19

    It was all good but I made a mess! I mixed fresh sliced mushrooms and they released too much water so I had to add tons of parmesan cheese and even more meat but in the end I had to made hamburgers from them and cooking them in oven. Then I made the tomato sauce separately and added them with the sauce so in the end was good but not actually my favorite mrgreen mrgreen
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    Re: Mushroom Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jan 28 2016, 10:46

    @thinestever82 wrote:It was all good but I made a mess! I mixed fresh sliced mushrooms and they released too much water so I had to add tons of parmesan cheese and even more meat but in the end I had to made hamburgers from them and cooking them in oven. Then I made the tomato sauce separately and added them with the sauce so in the end was good but not actually my favorite mrgreen mrgreen

    Well, although things didn't turn out quite as planned, you did try it  ...

    What recipe may you try next I wonder ...

    All the best Jan

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