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Spicy meatballs in tomato sauce

Recipe from: 26 August 2011

Ingredients 11
Servings 4
Time 15 mins


  • 350
    beef mince
  • 1/3
    onion finely chopped
  • 1/4
    uncooked rice
  • seasoning
  • For the sauce
  • 1
    tin of tomatoes
  • 2
    Worcester sauce
  • 1
  • 1
    Italian or mixed dried herbs
  • 1
    chilli - optional
  • a little water to thin the sauce


45 mins
Heat oven to 180°C.
Combine the mince, chopped onion and uncooked rice, and form into little balls.
Grease a covered ovenproof dish and place the meatballs in it, making sure there is enough space for them to expand.
Open the tin of tomatoes and blend in a liquidizer or food processor.
Place the tomato liquid in a pan, add the Worcester sauce, sugar, herbs and chilli.
Heat and allow to simmer for a while, adding a little water if it’s too thick.
Pour over the meatballs and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
Check halfway to see if it needs any more water.

Reprinted with permission of Sous Chef.
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