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Turkey meatballs in tomato & fennel sauce

Turkey meatballs in tomato & fennel sauce

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

This quick, tasty and economical supper is a healthy way of getting the family fed

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal216
fat8g
saturates1g
carbs12g
sugars6g
fibre2g
protein26g
low insalt0.46g
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Ingredients

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 25g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 carrot , diced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g spaghetti , cooked, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the mince in a mixing bowl with the breadcrumbs and half the garlic. Season and mix well to combine. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 12 balls, then chill for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the onion, carrot and remaining garlic. Cook for 5-6 mins until softened. Add the fennel seeds and cook for a few secs. Tip in the tomatoes with half a can of water, then stir in the tomato purée. Season and simmer for 15 mins until thickened. Using an electric hand blender, whizz until roughly smooth.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the meatballs for 8-10 mins until cooked through. Transfer to the sauce and simmer until piping hot. Serve with spaghetti.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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