Feta meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce pasta

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 25 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (17)

300 g lamb mince
300 g beef mince
1 garlic — clove, minced
1/4 red onion — finely chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 eggs — beaten
150 g feta cheese — crumbled
1 lemon — zested
2 tsp fresh lemon thyme
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
oil — for frying
Sauce:
1/4 cup fresh chillies
2 tomato paste
500 g rosa tomatoes
10 g fresh basil
300 g penne — cooked
parmesan cheese — grated, to serve
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Method:

Place all meatball ingredients in a bowl, season well and stir to combine.

Roll the mixture into balls and place on a lined baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Heat a little oil in a pan and pan-fry meatballs until cooked through, drain on paper towel.

For the sauce:
Heat oil in a pan, add tomato paste and a splash of water; cook for two to three minutes, stir through tomatoes and cook for five minutes

Toss together penne, meatballs, tomato mixture and basil; serve with grated Parmesan.

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