Mains, Meat

Mini Frikadelle With Tomato Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 35 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Mini Frikadelle With Tomato Sauce

Utensils required

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Eggs

Ingredients

For the tomato sauce:

  • 800g Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped, divided
  • Salt and pepper, as desired

For the Frikadelle:

  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Small handful of mixed herbs – parsley, oregano, basil
  • 500g minced beef and pork mix
  • 1 egg
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 40g grated Parmesan

To serve:

  • 100g fresh mozzarella, diced
  • Cooked pasta

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Method

  • Step 1

    Place tomatoes into boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain them and allow them to cool down slightly. Peel and core the tomatoes and add them to a medium sized bowl.  

  • Step 2

    Attach the hand blender attachment to the power base and submerge the blender head into the tomatoes ensuring it is flush with the bottom of the bowl. Press and hold the power button to start the hand blender and move it around as well as up and down to blend the tomatoes for 1 minute or until desired smoothness is achieved. Set tomato sauce aside. 

  • Step 3

    Assemble blade into the chopper bowl. Add onion, garlic and herbs for the meatballs into the chopper. Install the processing lid into the bowl, then assemble the power base onto the processing lid. Press the power button and pulse several times until finely chopped. 

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, add all ingredients for frikadelles including chopped onion, garlic, and herb mix. Mix thoroughly, then form 16 meatballs. Slightly flatten the meatballs using your fingers and set them aside. 

  • Step 5

    Assemble blade into the chopper bowl. Add onions and garlic for the sauce into the chopper. Install the processing lid onto the bowl, then assemble the power base onto the processing lid. Press the power button and pulse several times until roughly chopped. 

  • Step 6

    Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, then add chopped onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.  

  • Step 7

    Add meatballs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side.  

  • Step 8

    Pour prepared tomato sauce over meatballs, add chopped basil, season with salt and pepper and stir well.  

  • Step 9

    Reduce heat to low-medium and cover with lid. Continue cooking for 10-13 minutes or until cooked through, turning the meatballs regularly. 

  • Step 10

    In the last 2 minutes of cooking, sprinkle mozzarella over the sauce and meatballs. Serve with pasta.