A variation of a family recipe with rich aroma and spicy flavor.

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 30m Cooks in: 40m Ready in: 1h 10m


For the meatballs

• 1 pound of ground beef
• 3 slices of stale bread crumbs, moderate
• 1 medium chopped onion
• 2 tsp. tablespoons chopped parsley
• 1 tsp. tablespoon oregano, thyme or savory
• 2 tsp. tablespoons olive oil
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• flour for dusting the meatballs
• Salt and pepper

For the food
• 3 green peppers in thick strips
• 3 red Florina peppers in thick strips
• 1 small chopped onion
• 2 cloves garlic thickly sliced
• 2 cups tomatoes, peeled and grated
• 2 tsp. tablespoons chopped basil (optional)
• ½ cup olive oil
• ½ tsp. sweet sugar
• 1 small cinnamon stick
• Salt and pepper

Step 1
Preheat oven to 200 ° C. Soak the bread crumbs and drain well. Mix with the remaining ingredients for meatballs and knead the mixture until the materials be joined well.

Step 2
Conjure up moderate meatballs, sprinkle them with flour and lay on a greased baking sheet. Then bake them in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, turning them to get golden brown on all sides.

Step 3
In a wide pan sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until they get some color. Add the peppers and cook just until wilted.

Step 4
Add the tomatoes, basil, sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 15 minutes and add the meatballs.

Step 5
Cover the food and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes until the sauce thickens. Serve with fries.

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