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Meatballs Sicilian Style


Serves 4
1 lbground beef
1 (10 oz) canPastene Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
½ cupPastene Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs
2 TbspPastene Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 TbspPastene Balsamic Vinegar
1 largered onion, finely chopped
1egg, beaten
¼ cupPastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TbspPastene Tomato Paste
1 tspsugar
1 pinch eachnutmeg and cimmamon
¼ cupfresh parsley, chopped
½ tspsalt
½ tsppepper


  • Mix thoroughly in a bowl: beef, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper, parsley, and onion. Shape mixture into balls about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs on all sides and set aside.
  • To the oil left in the skillet, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cover tightly, and cook over medium-low heat or 15 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook slowly for another 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite Pastene pasta.

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