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My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

Italian Meatballs (Polpette Olive Capperi)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 607 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12,5 oz ground beef (350 g)
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs or panko
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 16 black olives
  • 2 tbsp capers in brine
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup dry white wine (240 ml)
  • olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Transfer the onion, garlic and bay leaves to a saucepan. Add olive oil and season with pepper and salt. Place the pan over medium heat and cook the onion for 8 minutes until nicely browned. Then remove the bay leaves. Let the onion cool. Transfer the beef and egg yolk to a bowl. Then add the cooled onion.
  2. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  3. Knead the mince. Then add the panko, a pinch of pepper and salt and the parmesan cheese.
  4. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  5. Knead the mince. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt. Then roll even meatball. I had 10 meatballs that were 1 ½ oz (45 g) each. Coat them lightly with flour. Then pour another drop of olive oil in large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat until hot. Add the meatballs.
  6. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  7. Brown the meatballs for 7 minutes. Then add the fresh rosemary and olives.
  8. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  9. Add the white wine.
  10. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  11. Stir well and then put a lid on the pan. Simmer the meatballs in the wine for 6 more minutes until the wine has reduced into a nice sauce. Then add the salted capers.
  12. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...
  13. Stir well. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt. Take the pan off the heat and divide the meatballs, olives, capers and wine sauce over plates. Serve immediately.
  14. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...