Pasta and Meatballs

    40 minutes

    A special spaghetti and meatballs dish that makes a nice change from spaghetti bolognese. You can also use lamb mince.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 200g spaghetti
    • 250g beef mince
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 small red onions, diced
    • bunch fresh parsley, chopped
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 red capsicum, diced
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes or passata
    • fresh basil leaves, torn
    • Parmesan, to serve

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a bowl combine the mince, 1 clove crushed garlic, 1 diced onion, parsley, salt, pepper and egg. Mix well and shape into 12 meatballs.
    2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the meatballs, turning occasionally, until evenly brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
    3. Add the remaining onion and garlic and cook over medium high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the capsicum and cook 3 more minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and season with basil and more salt and pepper if needed.
    4. Cook the spaghetti according to packet directions.
    5. Meanwhile, return the meatballs to the sauce and heat through, 5 more minutes. Serve over the pasta with additional basil and Parmesan cheese.

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    Did as a change from Spag bol. Like Erica i used tinned toms and spaghetti, and family loved it.  -  27 Aug 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    whole family loved it made a love change to beef, i used tinned tomatoes but would maybe use passata next time to give a bit more sauce  -  23 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)