Spaghetti with Meatballs

PennyBy Penny    

July 14, 2015


250g minced beef

4 sausages ( skins removed )

1 onion finely chopped

1 crushed garlic clove

1 tin of tomatoes

75ml hot chicken stock ( it's ok you can use a cube )

1 tblspn tomato purée

1/2 tspn dried thyme

1 tspn dried oregano

Salt and black pepper

2 tblspns fresh chopped parsley

A few torn basil leaves

Grated Parmesan to serve

12oz spaghetti

2 tblspn oil


1Mix the sausages an mince in a bowl to combine . Add in 1/2 the oregano and all of the parsley

2Shape into balls ( as by or small as you like

3Heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan and add the onion , fry for about 4 minutes , now add the garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes until coloured

4Add the tinned tomatoes , stock tomato purée , thyme and remaining oregano . Season to taste

5Bring to the boil then let it simmer for about 45 minutes

6Meanwhile add another tblspn of oil to a frying pan and cook the meatballs on all sides until browned

7Drain and add to the sauce

8Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water

9Drain , reserve some of the water

10Toss the spaghetti into the sauce and meatballs

11Serve with a few basil leaves and grated Parmesan on top