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Mouthwatering meatballs and tomato sauce


Mouthwatering meatballs and tomato sauce

Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400
    g
    lean beef mince
  • 1
    egg, whisked
  • 15
    ml
    tomato purée
  • 1
    small onion, grated
  • 10
    ml
    finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 50
    ml
    dried breadcrumbs
  • 50
    g
    butter, frozen and grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50
    ml
    olive oil
  • 400
    ml
    basic tomato sauce
  • TO SERVE
  • cooked spaghetti or linguine and grated Parmesan cheese
 

Method

30-40 minutes
 

1. Mix all the ingredients, except the olive oil and prepared tomato sauce.

2. Put the mince mixture in a bowl and chill for about 30 minutes.

3. Remove from the fridge and roll the meat mixture into 2cm balls – about 24.

4. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the meatballs until golden. Remove from the pan and transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish.

5. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling.

6. To serve: Serve over cooked pasta with a little grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top.

 

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