Italian Ground Meat Rolls with Tomato Sauce

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Italian Ground Meat Rolls with Tomato Sauce
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
30 min.
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Ingredients

for
4
For meat rolls
1
day-old White roll
1 bunch
1
5 tablespoons
600 grams
1
100 grams
freshly grated Pecorino cheese
freshly ground Pepper
For the tomato sauce
2
1 kilogram
fresh, ripe Tomatoes
Sugar (to taste)

Preparation steps

1.

For the meat rolls: soak bread in lukewarm water.

2.

Rinse basil, shake dry and pluck off leaves, chop finely.

3.

Peel and chop shallot finely. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and saute shallot until softened. Remove from heat, allow to cool and mix with ground meat, half of basil, egg, cheese and well-squeezed bread. Season with salt and pepper. Make oval rolls from meat mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and cook rolls unti golden brown on all sides. Place rolls into a casserole dish.

4.

Preheat the oven to 120 ° C top and bottom heat Preheat.

5.

For the tomato sauce: peel garlic and chop finely. Heat remaining oil in a pan and saute garlic. Rinse and dice tomatoes, add to garlic. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar and simmer  for about 15 minutes on medium heat. Strain through a sieve and add remaining basil, season again and spread sauce onto meat rolls. Bake in preheated oven at 120°C (approximately 250°F) for about 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately.