Meatballs that always turn out soft and juicy: how to cook

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for meatballs with sauce in the oven. Source: Pixabay

Meatballs are a versatile meat dish that always comes in handy as they go well with cereals, pasta, potatoes, and even salads. To prevent them from being stiff, you should cook them in sauce in the oven. It is the sauce that makes the dish especially tender, juicy, and very flavorful.

Food blogger Daria (recepti_dariko) shared a recipe for meatballs in sauce that always turn out soft and juicy on her Instagram page.

Recipe for meatballs with sauce in the oven


  • minced meat - 700-800 g
  • breadcrumbs - 100 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs.
  • garlic - 2 cloves
  • milk - 50 ml
  • salt, pepper
A simple recipe for meatballs


  • green onions
  • carrots - 1 pc.
  • tomato paste - 2 tbsp.
  • heavy cream - 300 ml
  • fresh herbs
  • garlic - 3 cloves
  • water - 150 ml
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • salt

Method of preparation:

1. First, make meatballs. To do this, mix minced meat with chopped garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and milk. Mix everything well.

How to cook meatballs so that they are not stiff

2. Form small meatballs and immediately fry in a pan until golden brown.

3. Put the finished meatballs in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven to 180 degrees for 35 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, make sauce. First, sauté green onions with carrots until the carrots are tender.


5. Next, add salt, tomato paste, and water. Cook for a few minutes.

6. Add cream and bring to a boil.

7. Add herbs and garlic at the end.

Meatballs in tomato and cream sauce

8. Mix the finished meatballs with the sauce.

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