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For the love of food

In some way or the other we are all foodies at heart and it shows when we whip up our favourite midweek dishes. There’s nothing better than seeing our loved ones sitting around the table digging into the hearty meal you have prepared. Here is a delicious dish that  your family is sure to enjoy.

Meatballs and spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • Meatballs
  • 1 kg minced beef
  • ½ onion (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp oil

Sauce

  • 6 tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup Mrs Ball’s chutney
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 packet spaghetti

Directions:

Meatballs

In a mixing bowl, add the onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs and parsley. Mix together and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the minced meat, salt and black pepper to the mixture and mix with your hands. The mixture should be wet, but not runny. Once done, set aside for 10 minutes. With your hands, scoop up mixture and form golf ball size meatballs. Place a pan on medium heat on the stove and add oil. Sear the meatballs all round but do not cook through. Remove from the pan and let them rest on a plate.

Sauce

Blend together the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chutney, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Blend until a smooth sauce is formed. Add the sauce to pan that the meatballs were fried in and let simmer for five minutes on medium heat. Add in the meatballs and let simmer for 15 minutes until sauce is infused in the meatballs.

Serve with spaghetti.