Genoese Pesto Meatballs with Thermomix

Genoese Pesto Meatballs with Thermomix
These Genoese Pesto Meatballs are really tempting!

Combining Ground Meat and Genoese Basil Pesto is a very original idea!

Francesca from Rome has prepared them.

After cooking the Olives Meatballs (Fake Ascolana Olives) she wrote to me: "I had some leftovers and I thought I could prepare a different version because green olives were missing; so I created these pesto meatballs! It could be a very interesting version for those who are in love with pesto and basil...daring a little bit in your life is good!"


For the dough
- 40 g basil
- 150 g sausage
- 150 g of ground beef
- 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 4 tbsp Thermomix Genoese Pesto
- 20 g breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- Salt to taste

For the cooking
- Water as needed - Plain flour as needed
- breadcrumbs to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil as needed

Let's cook

Put 40 g of basil in the mixing bowl and chop slightly 10 Sec. Speed 7.

Peel 150 g of sausage.

Add the sausage, 150 g ground beef, 4 tbsp of Parmesan cheese, 4 tbsp of Thermomix pesto, 20 g of breadcrumbs, 1 egg and a pinch of salt to the mixing bowl. 40 Sec. Speed 3.

Shape into balls the size of a walnut.

Boil the water (without salt) in a saucepan.

Flour the meatballs.

Throw the floured meatballs into the water and, when they come to the surface, drain them with a ladle.

Put the meatballs in breadcrumbs and bake them in a preheated oven at about 160C in a pan greased with oil.

When they are browned, take out the meatballs and serve them.

Translated from the Italian recipe Polpette al Pesto col Bimby
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