Who doesn't love meatballs?! Here's an Italian take on meatballs doused in tomato sauce, aka, Polpette Al Sugo – a dish widely cherished for centuries in Italy.
For this signature Italian delight, we've used the highest quality ingredients – ground Certified Angus Beef, Grana Padano cheese, La Corvinia extra virgin olive oil, and for the sauce, La Corvinia peeled tomatoes. We've also used breadcrumbs and seasoning to really maximise flavor.
'Polpette Al Sugo' translates to 'meatballs in sauce' in Italian. It's a family dish that is loved by most in Italy, especially children. While there are a hundred ways to make polpette, this specific recipe is one of its most popular variations. The sugo is simple yet delicious, and the polpette, well... we recommend trying it for yourself - we'd rather not spoil the fun for you!
If you haven't made meatballs before, our chef recommends kneading the beef like dough and then squeezing small pieces gently between your hands to compress the ingredients before rolling the meat in your palms until they're circular.
Polpette Al Sugo goes incredibly well with pasta, so if you'd like to push this dish to the next level, you could combine it with a generous helping of spaghetti.
A heartwarming delicacy that's loved by most in Italy, especially children – Polpette Al Sugo – a popular family dish that literally translates to 'meatballs with sauce'.
Place the ground beef in a bowl.
Add grated cheese, salt, black pepper, dry oregano, breadcrumbs to the bowl.
Knead the beef well until everything has combined well.
Once ready, tear off pieces of the beef and shape into small balls.
Add olive oil and meatballs to a shallow pan and sauté until cooked.
Once the meat is cooked, add peeled tomatoes, dry oregano, salt, and black pepper into the pan.
Stir well and leave to simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.
Garnish with chopped parsley or fresh basil, and grated Grana Padano cheese.
1. You can add some chili flakes for a bit of an extra kick.
2. This recipe tastes just as great with chicken, turkey, or veal.
Calories 472, Carbs 10.2 grams, Fat 35.3 grams, Protein 26.8 grams