Meatball pasta sauce

    Meatball pasta sauce


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    About this recipe: Tasty beef meatballs are simmered in a tomato pasta sauce for an easy, family friendly supper. Easy to freeze, why not make a double batch for a home cooked meal another day?

    Serves: 6 

    • Meatballs
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 125g dried breadcrumbs
    • 150ml milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Sauce
    • 2 (295g) tins condensed tomato soup
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. To make meatballs: Combine in a bowl mince, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, garlic, onions, salt, parsley and pepper; mix well. Roll into 2.5cm balls and set aside.
    2. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat; add meatballs and cook gently so they stay whole and are lightly browned.
    3. To make the sauce: Mix together tomato soup, lemon juice, salt, parsley, basil, sage, thyme and cayenne pepper in a large saucepan. Using the tin of tomato soup to measure, add two tinfuls of water to the pan. Add meatballs and simmer for 1 hour.

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