Meatballs with tomato sauce and pasta

    1 hour 10 min

    Meatballs are fantastic, very tasty and its a lovely lunch to serve. This recipe uses minced pork to make the meatballs.

    London, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh basil, finely chopped
    • 150g breadcrumbs
    • 1 glass milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 500g minced pork
    • pepper, to taste
    • salt, to taste
    • grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
    • olive oil, for cooking
    • 2 (500g) jars tomato and basil sauce for meatballs
    • 400g spaghetti

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Combine the onion, garlic, parsley and basil and mix well. Divide the mixture in half.
    2. In a large bowl, mix breadcrumbs with milk until soft. Add in the 2 eggs and the pork mince and mix well. Add half of the onion mixture, salt, pepper and grated cheese. Mix till combined.
    3. After mixing well, shape into perfect little golf balls and warm a little oil in a frying pan.
    4. One by one drop your little meatballs into the hot oil, and fry until light golden brown. Take them out to rest a plate.
    5. Start preparing the sauce by heating a generous drizzle of olive oil a large saucepan. Add the contents of bowl 2, and allow the onion, garlic, basil and parsley to start getting a very light golden colour, then add tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
    6. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Allow to slowly cook together on a gentle simmer till the sauce reduces and thickens by about half.
    7. Bring a pan of water the the boil and start boiling the spaghetti with one drop of oil.
    8. Once spaghetti is ready, drain and serve on plates and top with the meatball sauce. Sprinkle some more grated cheese over the top.

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