Moldovan meatballs with sauce
- 500 g minced pork
- 4 cloves garlic
- 100 g white bread, without crust
- 1 or
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 bunch of green parsley
Ingredients for the sauce:
- 500 ml tomato broth (400 ml canned tomatoes)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 small onion
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon grated sugar
When you feel like some marinated meatballs or meatballs with sauce, pork is the easiest to prepare, considering that it is ready to be minced, to save you extra effort and the purchase of a mincer. , especially when you don't often make a dish out of it. At the same time, many Romanians prefer it because it reminds them of home, of childhood, when their mother or grandmother did something like that.
You can make meatballs marinated in the oven with tomato sauce or in a frying pan, fried. The baked ones will be passed through the flour and put in a pan with a little oil and put on medium heat to bake for 30 minutes, while the baked ones are fried quickly on all sides, without the need to prepare. their complete, because those parjoals with sauce will be baked.
Put the meat through the mincer, if you haven't already bought it, and soak the breadcrumbs for the pork meatballs in cold water, then grind them well and put them over the meat. In your meatball composition, add the grated or well-crushed garlic, the chopped parsley and the egg, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Knead these ingredients well, preferably with your hands, until smooth.
Gently moisten your hands, because the meat of the pork meatballs quickly sticks to them, and put next to the bowl with the composition a small one with flour. You will form small round jars that you roll in flour. If you really want, you can also pass them through breadcrumbs or you can leave them natural.
Put the tray of pork meatballs in the oven for 30 minutes, over medium heat, while you make the sauce.
Chop the onion sauce for the meatballs and heat in a frying pan oil, adding a little salt. When the onion is soft, you can add the tomatoes or the broth, a little thyme, the branches and the bay leaf, letting this tomato sauce boil with the meatballs for 10 minutes, then remove the bay leaf and thyme.
You can leave the rustic preparation or turn it into a fine sauce for meatballs and mashed poultry with the mixer. Then boil it and add the sugar, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste the meatball recipe.
When both sides of the dish are ready, put pork meatballs in a clean oven tray and pour the sauce over them, and you can add herbs such as thyme and bay leaf or basil, if you want a special taste for your meatballs with sauce.
Put in the preheated oven at 180 degrees where they bake for 25 – 30 minutes, covered, in the last 5 – 10 minutes removing the aluminum foil or the lid to brown the pork meatballs on top.
As soon as they are ready, the tasty meatballs with sauce are taken out of the oven and served with a mashed potato, rice or polenta, decorated with greens such as parsley or microplants, with pickles. Good appetite!