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Spicy Ricotta Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Spicy Ricotta Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – not just your regular meatballs, these meatballs have a few secret ingredients! Check the recipe to find out.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 lb Italian sausage spicy
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 2/3 cup cornflakes breadcrumbs regular breadcrumbs work as well
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
For Tamato Sauce
- 26 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can) about 3 cups
- 1 cup water
- 1 onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix all the meatballs ingredients together in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into meatballs, I ended up with about 50 meatballs. Place all the meatballs onto the baking sheet.
Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until meatballs are done and browned.
For the sauce, add the crushed tomatoes, water, onion and garlic to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the sauce in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add brown sugar and heavy cream and continue to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the meatballs to the sauce, or pour the sauce over the meatballs in a large bowl and serve over spaghetti, or mashed potatoes.
Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg