Meatballs in Tomato Balsamic Sauce

Frozen meatballs get slow-cooked flavor quickly from an easy homemade rosemary balsamic tomato sauce - serve over pasta, in a sandwich or as an appetizer.

Serves

4
Prep Time
5 min.
Cook Time
25 min.

Frozen meatballs get slow-cooked flavor quickly from an easy homemade rosemary balsamic tomato sauce - serve over pasta, in a sandwich or as an appetizer.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ cup chopped onion

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 cans (14.5oz.ea.) Del Monte® No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes, not drained

1 can (8oz.) Del Monte® Tomato Sauce

1½ tsps. chopped fresh rosemary [or 1/2 tsp. chopped dried rosemary]

1 lb. frozen pre-cooked beef or turkey meatballs

Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a deep 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in vinegar; simmer 1 minute or until almost evaporated. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and rosemary; bring to a simmer.
  2. Add meatballs and return to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until meatballs are heated through and sauce is slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta, in sandwich rolls or slider buns or as an appetizer.

VARIATIONS:

  • Creamy Tomato Sauce - Stir in 1/4 cup half-and-half or heavy cream before serving.
  • Spicy Tomato Sauce - Add 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes with tomatoes in Step 1.
  • Three Herb Tomato Sauce - Add 1 tsp. each dried oregano and basil with tomatoes in Step 1.

 

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