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Prep Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Serve with pasta, and you have a delicious Italian dinner for the whole family to enjoy!

About this recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals


  • 450g of lean minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 dessertspoons of tomato puree
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes


  1. Place minced meat in a large bowl
  2. Fry the onion and garlic until golden brown
  3. Add a little water and tomato puree to the pan
  4. Cook for a few minutes
  5. Add this mixture to the minced meat and mix well
  6. Shape into meatballs with damp hands
  7. Drain any excess fat from the pan or gently pat the meatballs with kitchen paper to remove any excess fat
  8. Add the can of chopped tomatoes to the frying pan and season with pepper
  9. Cook the meatballs gently in the frying pan for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Easily increase your fibre intake and stay fuller for longer by using wholegrain pasta or spaghetti

"Remember to wash your hands after handling raw meat"

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