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Bolognese meatball bake with basil oil


Bolognese meatball bake with basil oil

Ingredients 21
Servings 6
Time 15 min

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS
  • 500
    g
    boerewors mince, removed from the sausage casing
  • TOMATO SAUCE
  • 15
    ml
    oil
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 30
    ml
    tomato paste
  • 2
    cans chopped tomatoes
  • 10
    ml
    sugar
  • 5
    ml
    dried Italian herbs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • PASTA
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 500
    g
    spaghetti, cooked until just done but still firm
  • 200
    g
    mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 250
    g
    cherry tomatoes
  • BASIL OIL
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 60
    ml
    olive oil
  • pinch of salt
 

Method

35-40 min
 

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and keep a large oven-proof dish at hand.

1. Meatballs: Roll the boerewors mince into walnut-size balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes or until done.

2. Tomato sauce: In the meantime, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Pasta: Grease the oven-proof dish with the olive oil. Arrange the spaghetti in a layer in the dish and spoon the tomato sauce over. Sprinkle the cheese over and mix lightly.

4. Arrange the meatballs and cherry tomatoes on top and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

5. Basil: oil Mix all the ingredients well and spoon over the pasta bake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Serve immediately

 

 

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