Meatballs with Spaghetti
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Meatballs with Spaghetti

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Serves 4

My tasty wheat free version of meatballs.

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Ingredients

  • For the Meatballs:
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  • * 500 g of beef mince or lamb
  • * 1 tbsp Red Pesto
  • * 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • * 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • * 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • * 1 oxo cube
  • * salt and pepper
  • For the Marinara:
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  • * 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • * 1 large onion, finely diced
  • * 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • * Red Wine, 50ml
  • * 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • * 2 tbsp Red Pesto
  • * 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • * 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • * Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • * Olive oil
  • TO SERVE:
  • * Fresh Egg Spaghetti pasta cooked according to packet instrustions.
  • TO GARNISH:
  • * 2 tbsp grated mozzarella or parmesan cheese (optional)

Method

    1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.
    2. Place all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly - it s best to use your hands for this.
    3. Divide the meat mixture exqually into 12 small rounds/meatballs.
    4. Heat a large pan with a little olive oil, fry the meatballs gently until browned both sides (turning halfway through cooking).
    5. In a large, deep baking or roasting tray, gently stir the marinara ingredients together apart from the onions.
    6. Add the drained meatballs to the marinara and set aside.
    7. Gently fry the onions in the same pan/oil as the meatballs were cooked in previously until they start to soften.
    8. Now drain any excess oil from the onions and add them to the marinara.
    9. Place the roasting tray in the oven and cook the meatballs in marinara for 25-35mins.
    10. Drain cooked pasta of your choice. Serve the pasta topped with meatballs and marinara. Garnish with cheese.

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