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Meatballs with spicy chipotle tomato sauce

Meatballs with spicy chipotle tomato sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Mexican chipotle pepper paste gives this everyday pork supper a smoky, spicy flavour

Nutrition: per serving
low inkcal406
low insalt1.5g


  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 large handfuls fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium red onions , ¼ finely chopped, the rest sliced
  • small bunch coriander leaves and stems, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 400ml passata
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • potatoes or rice, to serve


  • STEP 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the pork, breadcrumbs, egg, finely chopped onions and the chopped coriander leaves. Season, mix well and shape into small meatballs. Over a medium heat, add 1 tbsp of the oil to a large frying pan and brown the meatballs on all sides, then remove from the pan and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Add the remaining oil, sliced onion, garlic, coriander stems and some salt. Cook for 5 mins, then add the passata and chipotle paste. Pour in 100ml water and stir well, then simmer for 10 mins before adding the meatballs and cooking for a further 5 mins. Serve with potatoes or rice and scatter with the extra coriander leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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