Meatballs and Fettuccine with Mozzarella

    1 hour 5 minutes

    Meatballs are baked in a tomato sauce with mozzarella and then eaten with fettuccine. You could use any long pasta for this dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion, diced
    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 handful breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 700g passata/tomato pasta sauce
    • 125g mozzarella, sliced
    • 1 packet fettuccine
    • salt and pepper

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Fry the onion until its clear approx 4 to 5 mins and allow to cool.
    2. In a bowl add the mince, cold onions, beaten egg, cumin, Parmesan, crushed garlic, tomato paste and breadcrumbs and mix well. Season with the salt and pepper. I use my hands to mix rather than a fork/spoon. Make into meatballs and set aside. Heat the oven to 200 degrees C / 180 C fan forced.
    3. Heat the the oil in a frypan to medium heat and add the meatballs. Fry off the meatballs until they are brown on the outside.
    4. Add the pasta sauce to the meatballs, still keeping on a medium heat and cook for about 10 mins..
    5. Transfer everything to a baking dish and tear the mozzarella into pieces and add to the dish, scattering the pieces around the meatballs.
    6. Cover the dish and cook in the oven for about 20 mins. Then take off the lid and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes.
    7. Serve on top of cooked fettuccine

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    This was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great recipe!  -  09 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)