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Pork, Veal & Ricotta Meatballs with Osso Bucco sauce

Osso bucco sauce  ingredients
50ml olive oil
100g unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 brown onion finely diced
1 carrot finely diced
2 sticks of celery peeled & finely diced
Pinch of saffron (optional)
500ml Chicken stock
50g sugar
300ml dry red wine
800g chopped tinned tomatoes
2 tablespoons Leggos tomato puree
Handful of Fresh basil leaves

Method: Sauce

For the sauce heat olive oil in a wide pan, add butter, garlic & onions, cook until they soften then add carrots, celery, add a pinch of saffron (if using), reduce until almost dry then add red wine & reduce by half, followed by tinned tomatoes & chicken stock cook gently for 30 minutes to the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Stir in the basil at the end.

Meatballs Ingredients
1 kilo Very finely minced veal & pork (You can also use either/or if you prefer)
600g ricotta (For dairy free option, use 400g breadcrumbs mixed with 200ml non dairy milk & set aside for 10 minutes) or silken tofu
200g chopped oregano
300g grated Parmesan (omit for dairy free)
25 g nutmeg
2 cloves of crushed garlic
Salt & pepper to taste
2 Eggs or egg substitute (e.g. Organ ‘no egg’)
Rice Bran Oil to fry


Roll mixture into meatballs (size is up to you). I used to make them bigger but my kids like them smaller sized. Roll into flour or (rice flour for GF option) and fry until golden brown in rice bran oil & then add to the osso buco sauce on the stovetop, alternatively place in a baking tray and bake in the oven with the osso buco sauce poured over the top @ 180 degrees c for 30-40 minutes.


Enter the Competition!  Read Below

There’s nothing more satisfying to the soul than cooking up an old family favourite and cooking it up well; get in the zone knowing you’ve cooked it a thousand times before and savouring each step.  MamaBaker Jo sent her family favourite; ‘Pork, Veal & Ricotta Meatballs with Osso Bucco Sauce’ recipe in (see above) and what a cracker it is!

Anyway!  Let’s get down to it!   You want to enter this competition!

Leggos, a favourite Italian foods range (think rich tomato sauces, pasta, tomato paste, pesto and pasta bakes – Y.U.M), is running an easy to enter competition where, not only can you get your recipe published in their People’s Cookbook (they are renowned for teaching Australians how to cook simple authentic Italian food) but you can also be in to win a KitchenAid Food Processor!

To enter is SO EASY! Follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Upload your favourite Italian inspired recipe either on the Leggos Facebook page or website – it can be very simple and definitely doesn’t have to be fancy!

2. When you’ve submitted your recipe you will be asked if you would like to email your recipe to a friend, please email competitions@nuffnang.com.au with “Recipe from MamaBake” in the subject header.  This is vital!

3. Come back to this post here and comment below telling us which delectable recipe you submitted.

Then all you need to do is sit and wait!  We can’t wait to see your recipe up in lights!

The Leggos competition closes 11th August 2013.

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  1. I’ve submitted “Easy Lasagne in the Slow Cooker”. It’s a winner!! Enjoy 🙂

  2. I’ve submitted Roast Tomato Risotto!

  3. tash_earl_grey says

    I just submitted “Natasha’s Bliss in a Bowl Bolognese”… its a simple recipe but makes the most amazingly rich and obscenely divine bolognese! Thick and chunky and an enormous quantity that freezes well, so you can give containers to friends who’ve had babies, or moved house, or renovated kitchens, or been sick… or have just bribed you enough! Plus its handy when picky in-laws just happen to drag their visit on until dinnertime and you have to whip up something gourmet in moments – out of the freezer and onto some pasta and PRESTO! Dinner is served!

  4. I’ve submitted ‘Italian Chicken Drumsticks’

  5. i submitted a simple pesto mushroom pasta bake, it is a simple and delicious meal for one after a long day at work without having to turn to fast food!

  6. I submitted the ‘Chicken and char grilled vege pasta’

  7. claresouthwell says

    I submitted ‘Spicy Red Wine Chorizo Rotini and Basil Drizzle’.
    It’s easy and quick and sooooo tasty. Warms the heart – keeps people happy and tastes scrummy. This is my saviour recipe for days when I don’t have long but really need energy and heavenly flavours. Good luck everyone. Fingers crossed me xxx

  8. I entered “Chicken and Bacon Tomato Risotto”. A truly no fuss risotto that only takes 30 minutes or less to make and truly divine!!!!

  9. I have submitted Grandmas Special lasagne 🙂

  10. Rebeccadavies says

    Eat the whole pizza, pizza was mine!

  11. Just wondering when the winner will be announced?

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