Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Pasta Sauce

    50 minutes

    This is an easy meatballs recipe but tastes great. I just use a bottle of pasta sauce and tinned tomatoes for the sauce which makes it even easier.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 800g lamb mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • 1 slice white bread made into breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1 jar (400g0 tomato pasta sauce
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes (optional)

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Put lamb, onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix well using your hands. Roll mixture into balls.
    2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, and when hot add the meatballs (there is no need to add oil as the lamb produces enough). Keep turning until brown all over. Take out and drain on paper towels.
    3. Tip any excess oil out from the frypan and wipe whatever is left out. Add jar of pasta sauce and tomatoes (if using) scraping any bits on the bottom of the pan. Put the meatballs back in covering with the sauce. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.


    I use the tinned tomatoes if I have more to feed as it stretches the sauce a bit more.

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    Easy to make - I served mine with mashed potatoes.  -  27 Dec 2010


    Used different ingredients. I used cumin, coriander and curry powder in my take on this recipe as I was all out of Italian herbs.  -  27 Dec 2010


    Very easy dinner  -  03 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)