When I was working in Makati, I did my best to wake up as early as I could to cook my baon (packed lunch). Aside from it saved me money it gave me free rein with how the dish would look, taste and fare in quantity i.e. will I cook just for myself or will it be good for sharing within a small group (sentiments outlined here).
One of the dishes I adored was this meatball (100% beef of course!) dish in my “home made” spicy tomato sauce. Simple and yummy.
For the meatballs:
- Ground beef
- Minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
For the home made tomato sauce:
- Cayenne pepper
- Sat and pepper (sugar, optional)
Add on – potato (wedges)
- Mix all the meatball ingredients. One tip is to test how the meat tastes by frying a small amount of meatball. Adjust taste to your own liking. Fry all the meatballs made then set to room temperature.
- Cut your potato (or potatoes) into wedges and fry. While hot, season with some salt and pepper.
- For the sauce, saute onion and garlic. Then add the tomato and the basil. Dust some paprika and cayenne pepper. Stir. Add some water and bring to a boil/reduce. Season with salt and pepper (optional: sugar for umami).
- Once the tomato has wilted and the sauce has thickened a bit, add the meatballs and potatoes.
- Simmer for some 5-10 minutes then serve.
This is absolutely good for sharing! If you had enough of all the meatball boredom, I suggest you have this served. Oh, and you can top it with some grated cheese too. How good is that?
~Photo taken using my now missing Olympus point and shoot digital camera.