meatballs in tomato sauce


  • What meatballs?
  • Recipe for Baked meatballs with tomato sauce
  • The recipe for meatballs in a creamy sauce
  • The recipe for meatballs in the oven with hot sauce

Meatballs - a conventional meat balls and rice, which is added as meat balls special flavor, taste and at the same time serves as a binder ingredient.

Rice grain is sometimes stick out of the meatballs like little thorns that outwardly makes meatballs like hedgehogs. Therefore, this dish is love not only adults but also children.
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What meatballs?

The recipe is very simple and requires a minimum of ingredients. Typically, the following components: ground beef, spices, rice and eggs. Unlike traditional meatballs, meatballs do not need to roll in breadcrumbs that they kept their shape, because the rice is used for this purpose. It is added without precooking in minced meat, it softens while being prepared meatballs. When the rice grains are prepared, they increase in size and release the starch, which gives the finished dish a delicate flavor and helps keep the shape of meatballs.

Cooking hedgehogs can be any rice: white or brown, with Round or Long. Long grain white rice, as a rule, will give an unusually delicate flavor meatballs and brown (basmati) will give the dish a delicious flavor, a subtle nutty flavor and nutritional value. Choose rice, which suits your taste, and start cooking delicious meals!

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Recipe for Baked meatballs with tomato sauce


  • 700 g of ground beef,
  • ¾ cup raw long grain rice,
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 g of tomato juice,
  • ¾ cup of water.

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170-200 ° C.
  2. Mix well in a bowl of ground beef, rice, milk, onion, salt and pepper. You can add any spices and herbs that you like basil, thyme, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and others. This will give a bright taste and aroma of the dish.
  3. Blindly from the mixture small balls (diameter size should not exceed 4-5 cm).
  4. Heat a frying pan with vegetable oil in it and fry the meat balls formed until a brown crust on the outside (about 3 minutes). Do not worry that the meatballs inside raw. They reach readiness in the oven.
  5. Add the fried meatballs in a baking dish.
  6. In a frying pan, fry the meatballs which, pour the tomato juice and water, mix well. Pour this mixture on top of the meatballs and cover with foil for baking.
  7. Bake in oven for 45 minutes, and then remove the foil and leave the meat balls for 15 minutes.
  8. Garnish serve mashed potatoes or vegetables. Bon Appetit!

 meatballs in a creamy sauce

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The recipe for meatballs in a creamy sauce


  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons ketchup,
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice,
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion,
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 500-700 g of ground beef,
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoons flour.

Cream sauce

  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons butter,
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons flour,
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried thyme,
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 400 ml chicken broth,
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream,
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.

Preparation Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, milk, ketchup, raw rice, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Form balls with a diameter of 4 cm. Roll each in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. Place meatballs on a greased shallow baking dish. Bake in oven at 200 ° C for 10 minutes. Turn the meatballs to the other side; Bake 12-15 minutes or longer (until the meat changes color from pink to brown).
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix the butter with the flour, thyme, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add the broth and cream. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  4. Put the finished meatballs on a paper towel and allow to drain off excess fat, place on a serving dish.
  5. Serve with cream sauce, boiled potatoes and a salad of fresh tomatoes, parsley sprinkled on top. This recipe is suitable for a child to cook dinner, because the dish turns out very tender.

 meatballs in the oven with hot sauce

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The recipe for meatballs in the oven with hot sauce

This recipe is suitable for fans of unusual dishes. Try a new flavor!


  • 450g minced lamb
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice,
  • 1 onion, finely chopped,
  • 1 clove garlic, minced,
  • ½ tsp. Ground coriander,
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon,
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and black pepper to taste.

For hot sauce

  • 1 tbsp. tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped,
  • 1 red chili pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Ground cumin,
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 tsp. Ground paprika,
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 can of tomatoes in juice (400 g)
  • 1 h. Spoon sugar.

Preparation Instructions

  1. In a skillet, heat the oil to medium temperature, fry the onions until golden brown (about 6 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin seeds, pepper, hot pepper, salt, sugar and a pinch of saffron. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add to this the same bank of tomatoes in their own juice and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly (about 30-40 minutes).
  4. While preparing the sauce in a large bowl, mix the onion, minced lamb, rice, garlic, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper. The resulting mixture Form small balls. Fry the meatballs each on both sides until golden brown (about 3 minutes).
  5. Put the fried meatballs in a baking dish and place in oven for 10 minutes at 200 ° C. Then pour the sauce on top and cover with foil shape. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. The dish is ready! It is best suited to garnish vegetables. You can also submit a pita. Bon Appetit!

Thus, there are many recipes for one dish.

 Simple recipes for meatballs in the oven

 Different recipes stuffed peppers


  • Recipe peppers stuffed with meat and rice
  • Recipe pepper stuffed with chicken and mushrooms
  • Recipe peppers stuffed ham and mushrooms

Stuffed peppers in the oven - a variant of the preparation of pepper.

For stuffing some women use ground meat, while others prefer stuffed vegetables. Either option is a very delicious and hearty. Properly cooked and beautifully decorated dish will decorate any holiday table.

When choosing pepper to consider some of its features. First of all, a vegetable to be the correct form, without the various surface defects. Fleshy large fruit gives the dish a sweet taste. Thin, conversely, the dish make more acute, as they contain a substance such as capsaicin. According to nutritionists, the most useful are the fruit red, because they contain lycopene, antioxidants and rutin. The next place is occupied by the yellow fruit, since they contain xanthophylls. Pepper dark green color is better not to use for stuffing, as it has an unpleasant grassy smell and heat treatment becomes an unappetizing dark shade.
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Recipe peppers stuffed with meat and rice


  • pepper - 10-12 pcs.
  • minced meat (pork + beef) - 400 g,
  • Figure - 1 tbsp.,
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • vegetable oil,
  • Garlic - 2-3 cloves,
  • dill - 1 bunch,
  • tomatoes - 1-2 pcs.
  • sugar - 1/4 ch. l.,
  • tomato paste - 1 tbsp. l.,
  • onions - 2 pcs.
  • spices
  • salt.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • tomato paste - 3 tbsp. l.,
  • sour cream - 200 g,
  • water - 1 tbsp.

Cooking method:

Bulgarian pepper thoroughly cleaned. Seed box neatly so as not to break pods, cut. Figure thoroughly wash and boil in salted water until soft. Carrots are clean, wash and grate. Onions peeled, finely chop. In a frying pan with vegetable oil, lightly fry the onions and carrots, cool. In a deep bowl, combine ground beef, boiled rice and fried onions and carrots. The pulp of fresh tomatoes to grate and add to the stuffing. Garlic is passed through the press, greens and chop and add to stuffing. All good mix, salt, pepper. The resulting mass is prepared stuffed with peppers.

Baking lubricating oil and spread on a stuffed pepper. Next, prepare the sauce. To do this, combine the tomato paste with sour cream, stir and diluted with water to the desired consistency. Add salt and spices. The oven heats up to 200 0 and put it in the pan and bake 15 minutes. Thereafter, the oven temperature is reduced to 160 0 , Fill with pepper sauce and continue to bake. About an hour later the meal is ready. Baked pepper spread on a serving plate, pour the sauce and sprinkle with herbs.

 stuffed peppers and mushrooms
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Recipe pepper stuffed with chicken and mushrooms


  • pepper - 600 g,
  • Mushrooms - 200 g,
  • chicken - 300 g,
  • onions - 150 g,
  • salt,
  • greenery,
  • spices
  • cheese - 200 g,
  • vegetable oil.

Cooking method:

Onions clean, wash, chop and lightly fry in a pan with vegetable oil. Mushrooms clean, wash, cut into small pieces, add to the onions and fry. Chicken twist in a meat grinder. Greens finely chop and add to the meat. There also add the cooled roasted mushrooms and onions, season with salt and pepper.

To make this recipe better not to use whole pods and half. Therefore, pepper cut in half, remove seeds and fill the halves filling. Spread on a greased baking sheet. Crumble cheese on a fine grater and sprinkle them stuffed halves. The oven is heating up to 180-190. Baking with pepper put in the oven and bake 35-40 minutes. Then baked peppers are displayed on a serving plate and serve.

 stuffed peppers with ham
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Recipe peppers stuffed ham and mushrooms


  • mushrooms - 200 g,
  • leeks - 1 pcs.
  • broth - 120 ml
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • pepper yellow, red - 2 pcs.
  • ham - 300 g,
  • vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l.,
  • Eggs - 2 pcs.
  • mozzarella - 130 g,
  • cream - 1 tbsp.,
  • onions - 1 pc.,
  • salt, spices.

Cooking method:

Leeks purify and cut into rings. Carrots and onions cut into small cubes. All fry in vegetable oil. Ham cut into cubes, mushrooms - small slices. Add them to the pan with the onions and carrots. Salt, pepper and continue to saute until cooked mushrooms. Raw eggs, beat cream, salt, add the nutmeg. The resulting mixture was poured into a pan fried vegetables and ham. All good mix.

Peppers cut in half, remove seeds. Stuffed half cooked meat and put them on a greased baking sheet. Broth gently pour between the halves and bake at 200 0 20-25 minutes. Mozzarella (can use cheese) cut into slices. When the dish is almost ready, the pan from the oven and put on each half slices of cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The finished dish spread on a serving platter, decorate with greens, fresh vegetables and hot to the table. This recipe will be a real highlight of the festive table, because the finished dish looks very nice.

 Options for cooking stuffed peppers