New York Style Meatballs

This is a great example of how you do meatballs with a banging sauce. Everything is homemade and delicious. This recipe is from Gizzi Erskine from FoodTube. Be sure to check out how I’ve modified it so it’s healthier for you to eat.

  • Honest Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes
  • Time Spent Marinating: 60 Minutes
  • Assembly: 1 Minute
  • Level Of Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 900g of Pork/Beef Mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 onions finely chopped
  • 3 Tb of olive oil
  • 1kg of tomatoes
  • 1 can of tinned tomatoes
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 90g of fresh tagliatelle per person
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Finely chop 1 onion and fry it with 3 cloves in olive oil until it’s golden.
  2. Mix the rosemary, thyme, cooked onion and garlic in with the beef and pork mince. Form golf sized meat balls.
  3. Chop 3 onions roughly and being frying in some olive oil for 15 minutes. Add in the fresh and tinned tomatoes, cherry vinegar, sugar and tomato puree. Let the sauce cook down for 40 minutes.
  4. Blend the sauce and add in basil and cook out the sauce for an extra 2 minutes.
  5.  Start grilling the meat balls until cooked. Stir in the meat balls with the sauce and cook it out for another 10 minutes.
  6. On a separate bowl, cook your Tagliatelle until they’re chewy. Season and coat with olive oil.
  7. Add your meat balls on top and finish off with parmesan.

Add This To Your Plan

  • 90g of cooked mince OR roughly 108g of raw beef mince
  • 55g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.
  • 111g of cooked mince OR roughly 133g of raw beef mince
  • 60g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.
  • 132g of cooked mince OR roughly 158g of raw beef mince
  • 65g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.
  • 154g of cooked mince OR roughly 184g of raw beef mince
  • 70g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.
  • 174g of cooked mince OR roughly 209g of raw beef mince
  • 55g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.
  • 196g of cooked mince OR roughly 235g of raw beef mince
  • 80g of fresh Tagliatelle
  • 1 Tb of tomato puree
  • 1 Tb of parmesan
  • Use cooking spray
  • Onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cherry vinegar, basil tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t bother tracking these ingredients because the calories are extremely low.

My Thoughts

The first problem I need to address with this recipe is the amount of oil added. There were several moments where the chef GROSSLY underestimated the amount of oil put in and there were moments where she just didn’t mention it. I counted a total of 10 tablespoons of oil.. can you spot it? In case you were wondering what 10 tablespoons of olive oil is like… picture 17 slices of bread. I’m dead serious.

90g of fresh Tagliatelle is the same as 6 slices of bread. I guarantee you, the amount she plated was well above 90g.

Combine the added oil with the pork mince and you will be shocked at how this “healthy” looking pasta dish can kill your waistline.

But do not worry! I’ve modified the dish so it’s super healthy.

The ingredients you need to watch here is the meat, the tagliatelle, the oil and the sugar. You also need to watch, to a lesser degree, the tomato puree, parmesan and all of those tomatoes. This is because you’re unlikely to have the qty that warrants any problems.