Sunday, 30 November 2014
Recipe: Tasty spaghetti and meatballs
Description: Tasty meatballs made from tender beef mince flavoured with herbs, served with a mixed vegetable tomato sauce and spaghetti
1 In a large mixing bowl, mix together the mince, mixed herbs and garlic until combined. Season with freshly ground black pepper then, using your hands, shape the mixture into 12 balls.
2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 10 minutes, turning regularly, until golden all over.
3 Drain off any excess from the pan, then pour in the pasta sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes. If the sauce is a little thick, add a few tablespoons of boiling water.
4 While the sauce is simmering, bring a medium pan of water to the boil, add the carrots and cook for 7 mins until tender, adding the celery to the pan for the final 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain then stir into the pan with the meatballs.
5 Meanwhile, fill another large pan with water and bring to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until tender. Drain.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4, plus leftovers for Sloppy Joes for lunch the following day
500g pack extra lean beef steak mince
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g jar tomato and herb pasta sauce
4 medium carrots, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
30g mild British Cheddar, finely grated
Recipe courtesy of Sainsburys