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Saucy meatballs

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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Serves 4

Storecupboard ingredients make this a really easy but delicious sauce that goes perfectly with meatballs.

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  • Large pack of meatballs (approx 24)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 500ml passata
  • 1tbsp mixed herbs
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Fry your meatballs in a drizzle of olive oil for 5 minutes turning frequently.

  2. Add onion for a further 5 minutes. Add garlic and herbs for final 1 minute, stirring regularly to avoid garlic catching.

  3. Splash in balsamic vinegar and give everything a good stir to coat and then pour in passata. Leave to simmer for at least 20 minutes. Serve with spaghetti or or other favourite pasta and garlic bread.

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