Polpette al sugo - Valle del Crati

A classic of Calabrian cuisine, meatballs with sauce! Good, savoury and tasty, meatballs are the perfect dish to delight young and old alike.

You can even prepare them in advance and store them in the freezer!


· 200 g minced beef

· 170 g sausage

· 30 g breadcrumbs

· 1 egg

· 25 g grated cheese

· Salt and pepper to taste

· Organic extra virgin olive oil to taste

· 350 g tomato sauce Pomodorossa

· Dried oregano to taste

· 1 sprig of parsley 


Place the breadcrumbs in a blender and chop finely. Remove the outer casing from the sausage and crumble it into a bowl. Add the minced meat, a pinch of salt and pepper, the chopped parsley (leave some to one side), the grated cheese, the chopped breadcrumbs and the egg and mix until smooth.

Now prepare the meatballs (this mixture makes about 24 meatballs), trying to make them the same size. In a non-stick frying pan, heat a little oil and brown the meatballs on both sides for a couple of minutes.

Pour the tomato sauce and half a glass of hot water into the pan and leave to cook for about 20 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with plenty of oregano and chopped parsley leaves.