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Mmmmmm Meatballs!

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Serves 6

Mouthwatering meatballs, one of my favourite recipes to make, serve with your favourite type of pasta! Hope you enjoy!

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  • 1 diced potato
  • 400g of beef mince
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • small handful of fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 400ml passata
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • plain flour for dusting
  • 400g spaghetti
  • Garnish with basil leaves and parmigiana


    1. in a small saucepan, add the diced potato and cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for 10-15mins until soft and then mash
    2. combine together the potato, mince, egg and parsley in a mixing bowl and season to taste
    3. dust work top with flour and with damp hands shape the meat into small balls and then roll in the flour
    4. heat a oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the meatballs cook for about 10mins and make sure you keep turning them so they are equally golden brown all over
    5. add the passata and tomato puree to the meatballs and cook for a further 10mins until the sauce thickens
    6. meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of slightly salty water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 8-10mins
    7. serve meatballs over the pasta and garnish with basil and parmigiana

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20th Sep, 2011
Sorry it takes slightly longer than 35mins to make, 45mins is more realistic! :D
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