- 1 red onion
- 500 g free-range beef mince
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 free-range egg
- 1-2 T olive oil
- 750 g Italian tomato sauce
- 2 cups cooked polenta
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Finely chop red onion and blanch in hot water for 5 minutes.
Drain, then place in a large bowl with free-range beef mince, crushed garlic, parsley, egg and seasoning to taste.
Combine with your fingertips and mould into bite-sized balls.
Pan-fry with 1- 2 T olive oil for about 5 minutes, before finishing off for 5 minutes in the oven.
Serve with hot home-made Italian tomato sauce, moist smooth polenta and fresh basil.
Cook's note: Woolworths sells a delicious tomato-and-herb pasta sauce as well as an organic Napoletana pasta sauce that work perfectly with this meal and are handy if you're in a hurry.