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Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Spicy Greek Meatballs marinated in Tomato Sauce

Hi everyone,

I’m back and I do hope that you are all well. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you again for all your lovely messages, truly very appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am trying to get back to my routine but it is always difficult after a break.ย  I was going to start out the a delicious Artichoke recipe which is a delicious summer dish, but I decided to go with my Greek Meatball recipe.ย  When we arrived back in NL it was quite cold so the Spicy Meatball Recipe was a better option. ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 

I marinated the Meatballs overnight in Tomato Sauce and then slow cooked them for about 3 hours on low heat.ย  This make the meat more tender and it absorbs all those delicious tastes in the sauce.ย  In the sauce to make a spicy I added a pepper flakes.ย  I think I overdid it a bit because it wasn’t just spicy it was wayyyyy to hot and spicy…:)ย  We were gulping down that water so fast!!! hehehhehe

Have a lovely day everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚



  • Meatballs
  • 500 grams of minced Beef
  • 1 or 2 Onions grated
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves grated
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • Parsley optional
  • 1 Egg
  • Pepper
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 6 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Tomato Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper Flakes


  • In a large bowl place in all the ingredients and combine.
  • Roll into small round balls.
  • Place into a baking pan.
  • Pre heat oven to 180 degrees and bake for 30.
  • Set Meatballs aside to cool off.
  • In a sauce pan add in the all the ingredients for the Tomato Sauce.
  • Simmer for 1 hour. Let the sauce cool off.
  • In a large bowl add in the Meatballs along with the Tomato Sauce and place in the fridge overnight.
  • Add Meatballs into Tomato Sauce and cook for 1 hour.


  1. Sounds lovely!

    • foodzesty

      Hi Ritu…Thank you!! How are you? I have been back in Greece for a while…My in laws were not doing so well…

      • Oh I am sorry to hear that hun, Parents… on my mind a whole lot at the moment too… Hope things are stable xx

  2. Yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ Marinated into the tomato sauce over night…hmmmm…good to know! Thank you Sophie! Now youโ€™ve made me hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹

    • foodzesty

      Ohhh it is delicious!! A bit heavy on the stomach but just sooooo goodd!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you still going to be moving?

  3. These sound absolutely amazing! Now I am so hungry!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Welcome back! These sound great, and a good way to increase your water intake if they’re super spicy with too many flakes ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Caz xx

  5. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I would like to try this by replacing meat with textured soya bean.

  7. Wow!! Looks deliciously inviting!

  8. Its cold here in Seattle too, Sophie ๐Ÿ˜ฒ this looks perfect for the weather! Hope your family is doing wellโค๏ธ

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