Well-spiced beef (or lamb) meatballs simmered in aromatic tomato sauce. A flavor-packed meatball dish that makes a great main course. Serve with a salad and a side of rice, couscous or bread. (whole30, gluten-free and Paleo)
For The Tomato Sauce:
For The Meatballs (Kefta)
Make this with canned tomatoes: You can use a 28-ounce can of good quality imported plum tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, in place of fresh tomatoes. The sauce will be a little more acidic, however you can balance the acidity by adding a little butter or olive oil and a pinch or two of sugar.
Add the raw meatballs directly to the sauce: You can keep with tradition and add the raw meatballs directly to the sauce without sautéing them first. I tried this method and, while the end result was delicious, the meatballs were a little tough. Sautéing them first seals them and keeps them juicier and more tender.
Keywords: Homemade beef (or lamb) meatballs and fresh tomato sauce