Italian meatballs in tomato sauce
- 400g lean beef mince
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- ⅓ cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
- ⅔ cup roughly chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
- 700g tomato pasta sauce
- 400g penne pasta
1 Combine mince, onion, breadcrumbs, half the basil, and parmesan in a large bowl. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls (about 32) and place on a large plate. Cover and chill mixture until required.
2 Bring tomato sauce and 1 cup water to the boil in a large, deep saucepan. Add meatballs and cook, shaking pan occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
3 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet instructions. Divide pasta among four serving plates. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Serve with a large green salad.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 10g
–Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 6g
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