🍝 Spaghetti & Meatballs 🍝

 

  We all love a great bowl of spaghetti bolognese, don’t we?  Here is a very simple recipe, packed with deliciousness.

INGREDIENTS MEATBALLS:

  • 1kg mince meat
  • 2-3 jumbo free range eggs
  • half a cup cornflake crumbs
  • 80gr grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaped teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed or fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt & peper
  • flour

SAUCE:

  • olive oil/ coconut oil or good quality cooking oil
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed or fresh
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes with its sauce
  • 1 cup water with 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 cup wine, red or white
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chutney
  • salt & pepper

METHOD:

  1. Mix in all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, have about half a cup of flour ready to dust your hands.
  3. Scoop out the mince mixture with a tablespoon and roll in your hands.  They should be about the size of golf balls.
  4. Once you’ve made the balls, leave them aside while your start with the sauce.
  5. For the sauce, sauté your onion and garlic until translucent in the oil of your choice.  (Use a large pot)
  6. Now add the rest of the ingredients and allow to slowly boil for about 30 min if you’re using wine.  If you’re not, add more water instead of wine.
  7. Now turn down the heat to low and add in the meatballs.  Allow to cook for another 15 min.  Check one if you’re unsure if they’re cooked through.
  8. Serve with spaghetti, fresh basil and feta cheese.

TIPS:

If you’re using lean mince, you’ll need more eggs to bind it together, depending on the size of the eggs.  With 1kg lean mince, 3 jumbo eggs worked well.

Cornflake crumbs, ready packaged can cost a lot more than it should.  I buy a large bag of cornflakes and crush the amount needed.

If the sauce appears too watery, reduce it before adding the meatballs.  You don’t want to dry out the mince.

This recipe makes a whole bunch of meatballs, so best start with halving the recipe or just do what I do.  Freeze half and just reheat them for a meatball sandwich.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

Sandy Nouwens

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