BAKED MEATBALLS IN TOMATO-LIME SAUCE

Based on 156 reviews

BAKED MEATBALLS IN TOMATO-LIME SAUCE

  • Serves 4
  • |
  • prep time: 20 minute(s)
  • |
  • cook time: 40 minute(s)
Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
2 small onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
6 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp. ground cumin, divided
1 tsp. paprika
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. Bertolli® Classico™ Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger (optional)
1 tsp. turmeric
3 Tbsp. lime juice
1 jar Bertolli® Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Combine ground beef, 1/2 of the onion, bread crumbs, parsley, cilantro, egg, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and, if desired, salt and pepper; shape into 1-inch balls. Arrange meatballs on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Heat Olive Oil in 4-quart saucepot over medium heat and cook remaining onion, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in garlic, ginger and turmeric and cook 1 minute. Stir in lime juice and Sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in meatballs and cook an additional 10 minutes or until meatballs are done.