How to cook meatballs with sauce in the oven

Servings: 24 pieces Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes

I will tell on this page how to cookmeatballs with sauce in the oven - for a simple but delicious dinner. I love good food, like any other people, but I prefer to not cooking takes too much time. Meatballs baked in the oven satisfy both conditions.

We meatballs of minced meat and rice called"Hedgehogs" - because of the rice that sticks out of the meatballs in the form of small "feather". The preparation of these "hedgehogs" in the oven at a time allows you to prepare a large batch of meatballs with a delicious sauce, which is made from carrots, onion and tomato paste with a small amount of cream or sour cream. It gets a nice diet dish that is perfect for the adult menu, and baby food.

So, read below on how to cook meatballs with sauce in the oven - a step by step recipe with photos.

Ingredients for "How to cook meatballs with sauce in the oven":

For the meatballs

  • 600 g ground beef;
  • 600g pork mince;
  • 1 cup of rice, lightly boiled;
  • 2 onions;
  • 1 egg;
  • 1/3 cup water;
  • 2 teaspoon salt.;
  • 1 h. Teaspoon black pepper.

For the cream sauce

  • 3-4 tablespoons. tablespoons butter;
  • 3 medium carrots;
  • 2-3 onions;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoons of tomato paste;
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoons flour;
  • 5 cups chicken broth;
  • half a cup of heavy cream;
  • salt and pepper - to taste.


  • To prepare half finished rice, I usually I bring water to a boil, lower it into the rice and cook for 5-7 minutes. Then I recline rice in a colander and let it cool down.
  • If you're wondering why I add water to the beef for meatballs, then, in my opinion, it makes them more tender.

The recipe for "How to cook meatballs with sauce in the oven":

Adding products for meatballs in a large bowl
Turn on the oven, even if heated to 200 gr.S.
Put all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl.

Mix all the ingredients for meatballs hands
Onions can be cut into small cubes, and you can skip through the meat grinder, along with meat.
Mix all ingredients. It is best to mix the minced hands.

Form a round balls of minced meat
Form balls of the mixture, using about 2 tablespoons each minced. Place meatballs in a baking dish.

We place the meatballs in a baking dish
Moisten your hands often in the water to the mixture of meat not stuck to the hands. I got 24 meatballs. It can turn a different number - depending on the size of the balls.

Fry the onions in a frying pan
Let us further preparation of gravy. To do this, melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion half rings, season it with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the carrots to the pan
Add to the pan grated carrot on a coarse grater and cook for another 5 minutes, until the carrots are softened.

Pour into skillet meal
Then add the flour to the pan.

Smeshmvaem vegetables with flour 1-2 minutes
Mix all 1-2 minutes, until the flour is completely mixed with carrots and onions.

Pour into the pan of the broth
Pour into the pan a little chicken broth and stir whisk.

Add the garlic and tomato paste
Add garlic and tomato paste in the center pan, stir for about 30 seconds.

Add the remaining broth and cook for 10 minutes
Then gradually add the remaining broth. Simmer all together on a low heat for about 10 minutes.

Add the cream gravy
Add in half a cup of heavy cream gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir.

Here it is - a thick gravy
As a result, you get a thick gravy flavored with vegetables.

Fill in the form of meatballs sauce
Pour gravy "hedgehogs" of minced meat with rice in a baking dish.

Bake the meatballs with gravy in the oven
Cover the form with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.

Serve the meatballs with gravy hot
Ready-made meatballs, baked in the oven, serve hot garnished with mashed potatoes, generously watering them a creamy tomato sauce.
Bon Appetit!

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