Thursday, December 20, 2012

Recipe: Pasta with Naked Tomato Sauce and Homemade Meatballs with Creamy Sauce and Raspberry Jam

I've been missing IKEA meatballs and few of its menus couple of days ago because the one we got here is a no-no as the meatballs are mixed together with minced pork. So in order to feed my craving, I thought I might as well just recreate my favorite menus from IKEA. Pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs with creamy sauce and lingonberry jam. But...apparently I am lacking of breadcrumbs and lingonberry jam at home. No biggie at all, as I can just replace it with raspberry jam and make no breadcrumb meatballs instead. Lol. *pat self on back*

So here goes my version of my favorite menus from IKEA.

Naked Tomato Sauce


1/2 big onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of diced tomato
2 tbsp of mixed herbs
1 cube of beef stock
black pepper
olive oil


1. Pour oil in pan and saute onion and garlic until brown.
2. Add diced tomato and all the tomato liquid into the pan.
3. Add beef stock into the sauce.
4. Add mixed herbs, salt, pepper and sugar.
5. Let it simmer and put aside.

Meatballs (With no breadcrumbs)


700g of minced beef
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1 egg
olive oil


1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
2. Using your hand, shape the beef into the forms of meatball.
3. Pour oil in pan and fry the meatballs until it perfectly cooked.

Creamy Sauce


100ml of cream
200 ml of beef stock
Chinese soy sauce (1 tsp of light soy sauce + 1 tsp of dark soy sauce)
1 tbsp of plain flour
white pepper


1. Cook the beef stock over medium heat.
2. Add cream, soy sauce and thicken with flour if preferred. Season well with salt and pepper.