MamaBake Tempe Ellie’s Meatballs in Sauce

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For serving with spaghetti, rice or anything that tickles your fancy!  This recipe was made for 5 families, totalling 10 adults, 6 teenage boys (adult serves!), 6 kids and two babies!

Meatball Ingredients

1 ½ kilos of pork mince
1 ½ kilos of beef or veal mince
5 onions grated or blitzed in the food processor
10 slices of thick bread, crusts removed
4 eggs
10 cloves of garlic smashed and chopped
chopped herbs (such as parsley, oregano, thyme)
salt and pepper.


  1. Soak the bread in enough milk to moisten but not soak, and then mix the slices with the rest of the ingredients well with your hands. Shape into golf ball sized balls, and roast on trays in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meatball Sauce

5 onions diced
10 cloves of garlic crushed
5 large sprigs of thyme
5 bay leaves
5 bottles of passatta
5 cans chopped tomatoes


  1. Cook the onions and garlic with the thyme and bay leaves gently until the onions are soft. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 30 mins.
  2. Once the meatballs are finished in the oven, add to the tomato sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.


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