Spaghetti with spicy meatballs

Recipe from: 7/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 14
Servings 2
Time

Ingredients

  • 45
    ml
    milk
  • 0.50
    slice bread, crust removed
  • 250
    g
    beef mince
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    ml
    parsley, finely chopped
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 60
    ml
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1
    garalic clove, finely chopped
  • 2
    fresh red chillies, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 65
    ml
    oil
  • 410
    g
    canned, whole peeled tomatoes
  • 45
    ml
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 200
    g
    spaghetti
 

Method

 
Put the milk and bread in a small saucepan and place over low heat.
When the bread has absorbed the milk, remove from heat and mash with a fork to cool.
Combine mince, onion, parsley, egg, Parmesan cheese, garlic, half the chilli, bread mixture and plenty of salt and black pepper in a large bowl.
Gently mix with your hands, then shape into small balls.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add meatballs.
Brown meatballs on all sides, turning carefully. Drain off any excess oil.
Add tomatoes, remaining chilli, basil, salt and pepper.Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook, according to instructions, until al dente.
To serve, spoon spaghetti into a bowl and top with the meatballs and sauce.
 

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