Spaghetti & Spicy Meatballs
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Spaghetti & Spicy Meatballs

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Serves 4

As spicy or as mild as you like with the best tasting sauce!

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Ingredients

  • For The Meatballs
  • 500g Lean Minced Beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of white bread (crusts removed)
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp parsley (fresh chopped or dried)
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (use 2-3 for added spice)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • For The Sauce
  • 500ml Passatta
  • 300ml vegetable stock (400ml if you like alot of sauce)
  • 1 tbsp parsley (fresh chopped or dried)
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (use 2-3 for added spice)
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spaghetti (or your choice of pasta)
  • Grated Parmesan (optional)

Method

    1. Firstly to make the meatballs. Tear the sliced bread into small pieces, put in a bowl and add the milk until the bread soaked it all.
    2. Then squeeze as much milk as possible out of the bread and add it to a medium sized mixing bowl.
    3. Add the mince, parsley, chilli flakes, egg and a little salt & pepper to the mixing bowl and thouroughly mix and nead until smooth and even.
    4. Get out a plate or tray and start to tear small tabletennis sized amounts from the mixture. Roll in the palms of your hands until smooth and place on the tray.
    5. Once all oof the mixture is used, put the tray in the fridge and leave for about 20 mins
    6. For the sauce, add the passatta, vegetable stock, parsley, chilli, sugar, salt and pepper and stir. Simmer on a low heat until later.
    7. After about 20 mins or once the sauce is made, get the meatballs from the fridge, add a little light olive oil (1-2 tbsp) to a frying pan and cook in batches of about 5 or 6 until browned but not completley cooked through.
    8. Once all of the meatballs are browned, Add all of the meatballs back to the pan for a couple of minutes and then add to your sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    9. Now make your spaghetti, once this is ready serve with your meatballs and add a little parmesan and parsley to garnish.

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