I cannot highlight this topic enough, but everyone should take some effort, spend about half an hour in the kitchen and prepare a proper lunch even on working days. No excuses. Do not buy ready meal meatballs at the supermarket, please... :) but try these Mediterranean Meatballs In Tomato Sauce instead!

In the beginning, the most important is to don't lose interest or motivation, so I recommend starting with quick lunch or dinner options, and when you have everyday cooking like a real habit, you can start experimenting with advanced recipes.

This dish won't let you down, so I really hope you will give and enjoy the process. For more skilled home cooks this dish will be a relaxing choice when there will be more "me time" after kitchen tasks.


Mediterranean meatballs

  • 250 g minced Angus beef
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, pressed
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme, basil, salt, pepper

Tomato sauce

  • 500 ml tomato passata
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, pressed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Freshly grated parmesan
  • Some fresh basil leaves
  • Spaghetti
  • Picudo olive oil by Reinos de Taifas


  1. First of all, place the minced meat into a bowl, add the Parmesan, 1 clove of pressed garlic, oregano, thyme, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Form small meatballs with wet hands and place them on a plate.
  3. Pour the tomato passata into a wide pot, add the 2 cloves of pressed garlic, salt and pepper and start to cook on medium heat.
  4. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and add the meatballs, then cover the pot with a lid. Cook it slowly, for about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Finally, serve it on a pile of al dente spaghetti, grate some Parmesan on the top, add fresh basil leaves and a few drops of olive oil, and enjoy!
Mediterranean Meatballs In Tomato Sauce - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Mediterranean Meatballs In Tomato Sauce - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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