- 85g breadcrumb
- 75ml milk
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- 350g turkey mince
- 2 tsp dried oregano
Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…
- small bunch flatleaf parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
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- 680g bottle onion and garlic passata
- 4 tsp sugar
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- 500g bag pasta shapes
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Tip the crumbs into a large bowl, then stir in the milk until the crumbs have absorbed the liquid. Add the mince, 1 tsp oregano and half the parsley, then season and mix with a fork. Use wet hands to shape into 30 meatballs.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan, then brown the meatballs for 5 mins, turning to cook all over. Pour in the passata, sugar, remaining oregano and most of the remaining parsley. Stir well, then simmer for 8-10 mins until the meatballs are just cooked through.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Season the sauce, spoon the meatballs and sauce over the pasta, then sprinkle over any remaining parsley.
Meatball pittasFor a delicious lunch, make the meatballs, then brown as above and finish in a hot oven for 5-10 mins. Cool, then stuff into pitta bread with salad and chutney.