Il Girasole Polpette al Sugo


  • 18 oz Ground Beef
  • 28 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Onion Julienne Cut
  • 1/4 cup Some Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • Chopped Parsley to taste
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt


Tomato sauce

Heat a frying pan and pour in the olive oil (4 tablespoons) add onion, and basil hand chopped, leave to cook for a couple of minutes than add tomato sauce, season with salt and let it simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

In the meanwhile prepare the meatballs.

Put the ground beef in a large bowl, crack in the whole eggs, add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, chopped parsley, grated Parmesan, breadcrumbs, and mix together with hands until well combined. With your hands form into walnut-sized balls.

Place meatballs into the pan leaving a little space in between each one, move gently the pan in a circular motion. To avoid breaking, don't touch them with the spoon. Add 1/2 cup of water room temperature, add another pinch of salt,d cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes. After 5 minutes uncover the pan move them and cover again. Once cooked transfer meatballs to a serving plate.

Makes 4

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