Bolognese meatball bake with basil oil

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6 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 40 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (20)

MEATBALLS
500 g boerewors mince — removed from sausage casing
tomato sauce
15 ml oil
2 onion — chopped
4 garlic — cloves, chopped
30 ml tomato paste
2 tinned tomatoes — chopped
10 ml sugar
5 ml dried Italian herbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
pasta
15 ml fresh chillies — 573
500 g spaghetti — cooked until al dente
200 g mozzarella cheese — grated
250 g cherry tomatoes
oil — basil infused
fresh basil — handful, chopped
lemon — zest and juice
60 ml fresh chillies — 573
salt — just a pinch
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Method:

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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