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Meatballs in tomato, red wine and basil sauce with fresh pasta

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

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Serves 2

Meatballs in tomato, red wine and basil sauce with fresh pasta

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  • Olive oil
  • Pack of 12 beef meatballs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200ml red wine
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Large handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 250g fresh Tagliatelle
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. Fry the meatballs until cooked all the way through. Set aside, leaving the juices and remaining oil in the pan.

  2. Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Pour in the red wine and cook until reduced by half.

  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, chili and fresh basil and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir the meatballs into the sauce and cook on a moderate heat for 10 minutes.

  4. Cook the tagliatelle according to the packet's instructions. Spoon the meatballs and sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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