Tomato & Basil Meatballs Recipe

A recipe everyone will love - and so simple to make.

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    Prep Time

    10 mins

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    Cook Time

    20 mins

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    Serves

    4

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    Cost Per Serving

    £1.00 - £1.24

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Ingredients

  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomato paste (45g)
  • 1/2 x 20g pack basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil ( to serve – optional)
  • 300g wholemeal spaghetti or pasta shapes

Method

  1. Mix the beef and herbs together and divide into 12, roll into meatballs. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large frying pan and fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and 150ml water and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the basil.
  3. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti or pasta according to pack instructions, drizzle over some cold-pressed rape-seed oil, and serve with the meatballs.

Cooking Tips

  • Try using minced lamb or turkey as an alternative to beef

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