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Meatballs With Tomato Basil Sauce

Looking to spice up your meatballs, look no further than this recipe, it's healthy, tangy and has the perfect blend of spices making it perfect for all occasions.

Brandon George
Meatballs With Tomato Basil Sauce
Table Of Contents


4 to 5 Meatballs

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

25 Min

Total Time

45 Min

Are you ready for a delicious and healthy twist on classic meatballs? Look no further than this recipe for high-protein meatballs in a rich tomato and basil sauce. Not only is it easy to make, but it's also versatile, so you can switch up the meat and spices to your liking.

Feeling adventurous? Try using turkey mince for a leaner option, or add a little chili to spice things up. And if you're feeling fancy, why not pour in some wine for that extra touch of decadence?

Trust us, once you try these meatballs, you won't want to go back to the bland, boring version. So, give it a try and let your taste buds do the talking. And while you're at it, don't forget to check out our recipe for Turkish meatballs for even more deliciousness.

Nutritional Facts




9 g


12 g


42 g


  • 1 Egg
  • 500 g Lean Steak Mince
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 red Onion, Chopped
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 25 g Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Mixed Herbs
  • Paprika - Optional to taste
  • A handful of freshly chopped basil
  • Splash of water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Crack and whisk the egg in a large bowl before adding the breadcrumbs; add in one of your garlic cloves, half of the onion, mixed herbs, and the mince.
  • Get ready to get your hands dirty as you mix all the ingredients together, and then shape the mixture into meatballs that are roughly half the size of a squash ball.
  • After setting the meatballs aside, heat the olive oil over low heat in a large frying pan, and add the meatballs. Cook for about 10 minutes, and if necessary, cook them in batches if they cannot all fit in the frying pan.
  • After the meatballs are cooked, take them out of the pan and keep them aside. In the same pan, add the remaining half of the onion and garlic clove and fry for approximately one minute.
  • Pour a small amount of water into the pan and use a spatula to loosen any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Next, pour in the chopped tomatoes and stir them in before returning the meatballs to the pan. Ensure the meatballs are fully coated with the sauce before covering the pan and allowing it to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the basil and simmer for a further 2 minutes before serving.
  • Viola, Enjoy protein that will remind you of your childhood. 

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Brandon George

Hi, I'm Brandon George Wendy, a freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. I cover a spectrum of topics — including mental and physical health and wellness. I've got over 5 years of experience as a lifestyle reporter covering health & wellness and meditation topics.

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