Pasta with yummy Italian meatballs

My children bragged about these yummy meatballs after a trip they took to Italy visiting family. At the time I had not yet tasted these meatballs, so a quick e-mail to Italy I got a recipe and this is my interpretation using what I had in the fridge at the time.

This recipe yelds about 30 golfball sized meatballs
800 g minced beef
300 g Italian salami
4 eggs
1 dl milk
1 handful fresh parsley
1 dl finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 dl breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons basil paste or chopped fresh basil
3 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon pepper
500 g pasta
 Mix all the ingredients i a blender except the minced beef and pasta.
Combine the mashed ingredients with the minced beef and roll into golfball sized meatballs.

Place them on a baking paper lined baking tray and bake in the a preheated oven for about 20 minutes on 200 C/390 F

When they are done I start cooking the pasta and make the sauce.

The meatballs ar very flavourful so I make a simple tomato sauce
1.2 kg chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned
2 medium onions
2 cloves chopped/minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cube of vegetable bullion
1-2 tbsp olive oil for cooking
(salt and pepper to taste)
Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until glossy add tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients and mash with an immersion blender, then let the tomato mixture simmer until it is cooked into a thick sauce.
I do not add any salt to this sauce since there is a bit of salt in the vegetable bullion and in the meatballs.
Recipe for pull a part bread HERE

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