Noel's Meatballs and Tomato Sauce Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! As we head into the colder months this Meatball and Tomato Sauce dish is a homely and comforting meal to help warm you up. Categories Beef, Pasta, Tomatoes Date Night Dinners Featured Italian Week Mid Week Meals Noel mcMeel 20Mins Prep Time 20Mins Cook Time BeginnerSkill Level Save this recipe Ingredients 500 g Lean mince beef 1 Onion finely chopped 1 Small garlic clove chopped and pressed 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs 1/2 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Rapeseed Oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the sauce 1 Large onion finely chopped 2 Garlic Cloves crushed 1 tbsp Rapeseed Oil 400 g Chopped tomatoes 4 tbsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp White wine vinegar 1 tsp Dried Oregano 1 Vegetable stock cube 1 tsp Dried parsley 2 tsp dried mixed herbs Share this recipe Cooking Instructions Mix together the mince, onion, garlic, sage, paprika and seasoning with your hands. Roll the mixture into equal-sized balls. Heat a medium size pan until hot. Add 1 tbsp of Rapeseed Oil. Fry the meatballs until browned and set aside in a large casserole dish (don't worry if they're not cooked through at this stage). To make the sauce, turn the heat to medium and fry the onion for 10 minutes in a little Rapeseed oil, adding a little water if it starts to stick. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and cook for 5-10 minutes. Cover the meatballs with the sauce and cookie the oven at Gas 4, 180°C for a further 10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and piping hot. Serve with pasta or rice.