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Meatball sauce

Meatball sauce


  • Easy
  • 30 minutes
  • For 4 people
  • 0.5 € / person
  • 160kcal per 100g.

How to make a delicious meatball sauce.

When we publish meatballs on the blog I always have a lot of comments on social networks, you like meatballs, that’s how it is.

But today we are going to talk about a sauce that we prepare at home that always succeeds when accompanied by meat , fish or vegetable dumplings .

A yummy sauce made with vegetables, with an orange color that provides the carrot and with a sweet touch, which makes it delicious. This is a winning option, although on the blog we also have the classic fried tomato , green sauce , sauce with dried fruits , with an original teriyaki sauce , with a traditional ratatouille or with garden sauce .

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There are as many sauces as there are types of meatballs, infinite options but once you try this vegetable sauce, you don’t try another one. You are going to need a lot of bread to dip in the sauce and enjoy them.

A tasty and creamy, but smooth sauce that will take center stage to your meatballs, the ones you choose at home. Prepared with a sofrito of vegetables that give it all the flavor and with a broth of meat, fish or vegetables (depending on the type of meatballs you prepare) that if it is homemade, it will make it delicious.

We leave you with this yummy sauce for a homemade meal without much complication. I hope you like it.

Preparation of the sauce for the meatballs

  1. Peel the onions, the garlic cloves, wash the carrots, the celery and the leek. Then we just have to finely chop the vegetables.
  2. It does not have to be perfect because then we are going to crush them, but it is convenient to have small pieces.
  3. Heat a jet of extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan and cook the vegetables over low heat, so that they are done slowly without browning. It is important that they are poached little by little and without browning excessively. This way they will be soft, perfect to then crush.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. When the vegetables are poached, add the flour and stir, while continuing to cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the wine, raise the heat a little and let the alcohol evaporate.
  7. Finally we add the broth and cook the whole for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. We crush the sauce and return it to the casserole. We taste the point of salt and adjust to taste.

We already have the sauce ready to incorporate the meatballs (meat, fish or vegetables) and cook with it. In just a few minutes you will have some delicious meatballs.

Here you have a step by step in photos where I show how to prepare this recipe for vegetable sauce for meatballs.  Do not miss any detail so that you get a perfect sauce.

Tips for a yummy vegetable sauce

  • It is a vegetable sauce full of flavor, the best thing is that you prepare it in quantity and then if it is left over, freeze. Available to make meatballs multiple times and save tons of time. A way to make batch cooking of yummy .
  • This recipe is basic and with the vegetables that we like the most at home, but you can modify the base sofrito to your liking, for example, zucchini also does very well.
  • Also with the type of wine or broth that you are going to use in the sauce. Give it your touch with spices or aromatic herbs.

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