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A quick and easy Italian style recipe to make around 15 meatballs. Serve with spagetti for a great mid week treat.

What You'll Need

  • 500g Lean Pork Mince
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 400g Can of Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Italion Herb Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • 25g Breadcrumbs
  • 50g Hard Cheese, grated.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 (190C, 375F)
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for around 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Place the mince in a large bowl, add the chopped basil and half the onion/garlic mixture.
  4. Mix well and shape into around 15 meatballs.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, ketchup and Italian herd seasoning to the remaining onion/garlic mixture.
  6. Pour the sauce into a family sized gratin dish
  7. Place the meatballs into the dish and spoon a little of the sauce over the top.
  8. Mix together the breadcrumbs and cheese.
  9. Top the meatballs with the breadcrumb mix and bake in the over for around 30 minutes, until the topping is golden and the meatballs are cooked through.

Tips

  • Serve with spaghetti or a fresh leaf salad and crusty bread.

Written by Matty @TrueBitesUK — September 17, 2014

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