Cheesy meatballs baked in tomato sauce

Simply Delicious
4 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 25 mins
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Embrace your inner Italian with this yummy recipe.

By Food24 October 04 2010
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Ingredients (17)

2 can tomatoes — chopped
1 can tomato purée
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbs dried oregano
salt and freshly ground black pepper — to taste
500 g mince
1 onion — finely chopped and sauteed
2 garlic — cloves, crushed
1 tsp coriander — ground
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cloves — ground
1 eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese — or pecorino, grated
lemon — juice only
salt and freshly ground black pepper — to taste
pasta — spaghetti, to serve
2 cup cheese — grated, to serve
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Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour into a deep roasting dish/casserole dish.
For the meatballs, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Form medium sized meatballs and place into the roasting dish.
Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese and bake for another 10 minutes
until the meatballs are firm but still juicy and the cheese is melted
and golden.
Serve the meatballs on top of the spaghetti and spoon over some of
the tomato sauce. Add another sprinkling of cheese if desired.

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