Dinner Recipes

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Italian comfort food at its best. The wheel is not treivented in this recipe and the flavours will be very familiar. The health scale is tipped by using less and healthy alternative ingredients to the original. Always make sure that ingredients are chosen to serve a spesific goal in a meaningful way when cooking. 

Nutrition Information


411 kcal


35 g


14 g


8 g


24 g


3.3 g

Serves: 4
Portion size: 4 meatballs & ½ cup of tomato sauce
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes

Cutting board

Mixing bowl


Measuring spoon

Measuring cup





500g lean minced beef

1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely shopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 tsp tumeric, ground

1 tsp coriander, ground

2 tbsp quinoa, cooked

½ red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp black garlic or 3 cloves


2 cans diced Italian tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

1 tbsp basil pesto (optional)

Salt and pepper


  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs in a mixing bowl and combine well.

  2. Roll the mince mixture into small balls using your hands (approximately a heaped tablespoon of mince per ball)

  3. Heat up a non-stick pan and place the meatballs into the pan. Leave to brown before gently loosening and then turning to the other side. Repeat until all sides are brown.

  4. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs and allow to cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.

  5. Drizzle Liviane Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the top to finish of and garnish with some fresh basil.

  6. Serve with whole wheat pasta or brown rice and enjoy as the ultimate comfort meal.

The recipes provided on this website are intended to be used by healthy individuals who will still use some discretion when it comes to their personal needs and requirements. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or omissions. It is the responsibility of the reader to check the ingredients and ensure that they are suitable for their specific dietary requirements. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you are unsure of any allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances. Additionally, while we provide suggestions for ingredient substitutions, it is up to the reader to determine whether these substitutions are appropriate for their specific dietary needs.

Spread the health, every byte counts
Wilna Eksteen

Wilna Eksteen

Registered Dietitian

watch the video
Coming Soon to M2Biome

Artificial Intelligence & Personalised Nutrition

M2Biome will be bringing machine learning to develop personalised nutrition plans for individuals to achieve optimal health.