December 7, 2018

Smoked Paprika Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 21 minutes | Serves: 4

These meatballs in tomato sauce are rich, hearty and delicious. Serve this dish with pasta, mashed potato, rice or couscous and you’ll have a delicious meal. Thanks to Australian Beef for this recipe!


  • 500g beef mince (makes 20)
  • ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • pinch saffron threads
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Mix the beef, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic, onion and smoked paprika with salt and pepper and roll into 20 balls. Put on a tray in a single layer and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Put the oil into a wide frying pan over moderately high heat. Fry the meatballs for 5 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add the wine and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, saffron and sugar, then adjust the heat to a simmer and put the lid on for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for a further 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put in a serving dish, top with the chopped parsley, serve and enjoy!

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