Meatballs

An Italian favourite!


Serve with pasta, and you have a delicious Italian dinner for the whole family to enjoy!


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 450g of lean minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 dessertspoons of tomato puree
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

Method

  • Place minced meat in a large bowl
  • Fry the onion and garlic until golden brown
  • Add a little water and tomato puree to the pan
  • Cook for a few minutes
  • Add this mixture to the minced meat and mix well
  • Shape into meatballs with damp hands
  • Drain any excess fat from the pan or gently pat the meatballs with kitchen paper to remove any excess fat
  • Add the can of chopped tomatoes to the frying pan and season with pepper
  • Cook the meatballs gently in the frying pan for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally

Serving Suggestions

Easily increase your fibre intake and stay fuller for longer by using wholegrain pasta or spaghetti

About this Recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals

Meatballs
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Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

5-a-day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Frying Pan, Mixing Bowl, Wooden Spoon

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeFrying PanMixing BowlWooden Spoon
1/4 of this recipe contains
Energy
833kj
198kcal
10%
Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturates
2.3g
12%
Sugars
8.2g
9%
Salt
0.28g
5%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (234g)
Energy356Kj 833Kj
84Kcal 198Kcal
Fat2.1g 4.8g
(of which saturates)1g 2.3g
Carbohydrate4.1g 9.5g
(of which sugars)3.5g 8.2g
Fibre1g 2.4g
Protein11g 27g
Salt0.12g 0.28g

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