Recipe from Lily Moore
Christmas Baked Meatballs
Cooking time: 2 h. 10 min
Servings 6
Learn how to make the indulgent Christmas meatballs with this recipe! Here is used the combination of pork and beef minces and the amazing sauce consists of the sieved tomatoes and melting mozzarella!


  • Parmesan
    1,6 oz.
  • Mozzarella ball
    4,4 oz.
  • Onion
    1 pc.
  • Egg
    1 pc.
  • Olive oil
    3 tbsp.
  • Ground beef
    8,8 oz.
  • Breadcrumbs
    1,7 oz.
  • Garlic
    6 cloves
  • Dried oregano
    1 tbsp.
  • Sieved tomatoes
    24,7 fl. oz.
  • Ground pork
    8,8 oz.
  • Parsley
    1 oz.
  • Dry red wine
    2,6 fl. oz.
  • Buttermilk
    2,1 fl. oz.
  • Chilli flakes
    1 tsp.

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    443 kcal

  • Protein

    29.5 g

  • Fat

    28.4 g

  • Carbohydrates

    15.7 g


  • Mix the following ingredients: breadcrumbs, 4 cut cloves of garlic, pepper, finely sliced onion, grated Parmesan, buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, finely cut parsley, salt, lightly beaten egg, ground beef and pork.

  • Form the meatballs, arrange them on a baking dish, cover and put in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

  • Then fry the balls on all sides for about 13 minutes over medium heat. Preheat your oven to 302°F.

  • Now, sauté the chopped garlic for 2 minutes over low heat. Add the dry red wine to the garlic, then pour the sieved tomatoes. Add 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and the chili flakes. Add the seasoning and stir.

  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 7 minutes. Now return the meatballs and combine them with the sauce. Transfer the meatballs with the sauce to a baking dish and put in the preheated oven.

  • Bake for 90 minutes. Toward the end of the cooking time, sprinkle the dish with grated Parmesan, sliced Mozarella, and raise the oven temperature to 392°F. Serve with pasta sprinkled with grated cheese.


  • Before forming the meatballs, prepare a bowl of cold water to dip your hands in so they don't get too sticky. This will help you form nice shaped balls quickly and easily.

Bon Appetit!

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