The meatballs in the oven carrot and tomato sauce

Servings: 6 Cooking time: 2 minutes chasa

The meatballs in the oven (or as they are called in ourin Russia, meatballs) are well prepared from a mixture of ground beef and rice in carrot and tomato gravy. I usually make them quite large - one or two meatballs enough for one serving. So they are more juicy.

It needs fresh herbs for this recipe -onions, parsley, dill, or something one of them. You can also use fresh mashed tomatoes instead of tomato paste. However, if you do not have fresh tomatoes on hand, you can use canned tomatoes or tomato paste diluted with water.

Boiled potatoes or mashed potatoes, tend to be the best side dish for meatballs, but they can be fed with buckwheat or pasta.

Ingredients for "meatballs in the oven carrot and tomato sauce":

For the meatballs:

  • 500 grams of lean ground beef;
  • 1/2 cup of rice;
  • 5-6 bay leaves;
  • some black peas allspice;
  • ground black pepper - to taste;
  • salt - to taste;
  • 1/2 cup flour.

For the tomato sauce:

  • 2 large carrots;
  • 3 tomatoes (about 300 g);
  • 2 onions;
  • fresh dill (parsley, chives);
  • Sunflower oil - for frying;
  • salt - to taste.

The recipe "meatballs in the oven carrot and tomato sauce":

meatballs in the oven Prepare the ingredients: Put on the stove a pot of salted water and bring the water to a boil, add the rice and cook until soft. Then fold the rice in a colander and let it cool slightly.

meatballs in the oven Boil another pot of water. Cut the rind of each tomato crosswise and put them in boiling water for 5 minutes. Then, remove the tomatoes and put them in cold water, so they are cool.

meatballs in the oven On the stove over moderate heat, heat a largepan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Peel the onions, cut into half rings, put it in a frying pan and fry until golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally.

meatballs in the oven Peel the carrots and grate, add it to the onions in the pan, stir and cook the vegetables together for 8-10 minutes.

meatballs in the oven Meanwhile, remove the skin from cooked tomatoes, cut them into pieces and Peremel in a blender. Add the resulting tomato in a pan and season with salt and pepper and add a teaspoon of sugar.

meatballs in the oven In addition, wash and chop the fresh dill, add it to the pan, too. All stir and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat.

meatballs in the oven Now is the time for the meatballs. Put the stuffing in a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked rice, mix all thoroughly hands.

meatballs in the oven Hands shape meatballs (the meat did not stick to hands, moisten them periodically with cold water). You can put meatballs ready on a tray dusted with flour.

meatballs in the oven Preheat a frying pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Pour the flour into a small bowl and break in to her meatballs.

meatballs in the oven Fry the meatballs in the frying pan on each side to form a crispy crust.

meatballs in the oven Take a pot, roasting pan or utyatnitsu (ora pan without plastic handles) that is suitable for baking meatballs in the oven. At the bottom of the mold for baking hard at a few peppercorns and bay leaves.

meatballs in the oven Transfer the fried meatballs in a pan. Then pour the carrot and tomato sauce of your meatballs, cover pan with a lid, heat the oven to 180 oC and cook the meatballs in the oven for about 45 minutes.

meatballs in the oven Serve the meatballs hot, with a garnish onyour choice, watering from the top of the onion and carrot sauce with tomato. Let me remind you once again that the best choice in addition to the meatballs, baked in the oven, the potatoes will puree.
Bon Appetit!

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