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Meatball Sandwich
Method

For the tomato sauce

  • Sauté the onions with some olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir constantly until they turn golden. Add the garlic and the tomato paste. Sauté for another minute. Add the canned tomatoes, salt, oregano, bukovo, bay leaf and sugar. Simmer for 10-12 minutes over low heat. Stir sauce often.
  • When ready, set aside.

For the meatballs

  • Sauté the onions with some olive oil in a large pan. Season with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until they start to turn golden. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl and allow them to cool at room temperature.
  • Add the ground beef, ground pork, eggs, cheese, parsley, thyme, salt, cumin, pepper, breadcrumbs and milk. Start to mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Shape mixture into round balls smaller than the size of a walnut. Place in baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf from tomato sauce. Remove meatballs from the oven, add them to tomato sauce and stir to coat.
  • You can also fry the meatballs. Add a generous amount of olive oil to a pan. Let the oil get very hot and add the meatballs in 2 batches. Remove when cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Then add to the sauce.
  • Heat tomato sauce with meatballs on the stove. If the sauce is too thick you can add a little water.
  • Cut the ciabatta sandwich loaves in half lengthwise. Fill with meatballs and sauce. Cover with 2 slices of mozzarella on each ciabatta. Toast sandwiches in the oven at 200* C (390* F) until cheese melts.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

162
Calories (kcal)
8 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

6.6
Total Fat (g)
9 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.9
Saturated Fat (g)
14 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

13.4
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.7
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

11.2
Protein (g)
22 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.4
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.9
Sodium (g)
15 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.