Spaghetti Meatballs

 Our Spaghetti Meatballs are pure food for the soul. Quick to make, super comforting, super hearty with the perfect balance of a sweet and tangy tomato sauce, paired with rich salty meatballs.  

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Cook: 20 Mins


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Firstly, add 1/2 finely chopped white onion, 1/2 finely chopped garlic, beef mince, egg, parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, black pepper, salt, dill and oregano to a large mixing bowl and using your hands, mix together until fully combined. Next, roll mixture into 12 evenly sized meatballs.
Heat tbsp of olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add meatballs to pan. Cook for 5 mins on each side, until they begin to brown, then remove from pan and set aside.
Add remaining onion straight to pan and sauté for 5 mins on low heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 mins until fragrant, then add chopped tomatoes, a large splash of water and a little salt and pepper. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 10 mins stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, get your pasta on to cook. Cook until al dente in salty water. Reserve pasta water when draining spaghetti. 
Once tomato sauce, has simmered, add basil and chilli flakes, then add meatballs back to pan, stir well and continue to simmer. Once spaghetti is ready, add straight to meatballs and toss until combined. Add a few spoons of pasta water and stir to combine. Serve immediately and top with grated parmesan.

Nutritional Info

Per serving:

Cals – 548 

Carbs – 63g 

Protein – 40g 

Fat – 14g 


Serves 4

For the spaghetti meatballs:

  • 1 white onion - finely chopped (1/2 for meatballs, 1/2 for tomato sauce).
  • 3 cloves of garlic - finely chopped (1/2 for meatballs, 1/2 for tomato sauce).
  • 500g of 5% fat beef mince.
  • 1 egg.
  • 30g of parmesan - grated.
  • 30g of panko breadcrumbs.
  • Plenty of black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 2 tbsp of dill - finely chopped (optional).
  • Tsp of dried oregano.
  • Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • Tsp of chilli flakes.
  • A handful of fresh basil - chopped.
  • 300g of spaghetti (weight when uncooked).

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