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Moreish Meatballs in Tomato and Sweet Basil Sauce
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Moreish Meatballs in Tomato and Sweet Basil Sauce

This sauce is absolutely delicious! Full of fresh flavours, this super tasty dish will be a favourite for all the family.

Makes 4-5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30-35 minutes
Easy

Ingredients

500 g lean beef mince
1 small onion, very finely chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 handful freshly chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
2 cups (300g) diced vegetables (carrots, celery, pumpkin)
525 g jar HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tomato & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce
½ cup water

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Average Quantity per Serving

Nutrition information is calculated using a recipe analysis program and is subject to variations you may make to the ingredients or cooking method. This nutrition information is intended as a guide only and excludes serving suggestions and swaps you may make.
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Method

Step 1
1. Mix together beef mince, onion, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and beaten egg. Roll mixture to make 20 meatballs. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Step 2
2. Heat a dash of oil in a deep lidded frying pan. Brown the meatballs over a high heat. This may be best done in 2 batches.
Step 3
3. Reduce the heat. Return the meatballs to the pan. Add diced vegetables. Pour over HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tomato & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce and water. Bring sauce to the boil.
Step 4
4. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender.
Step 5
5. Serve over spaghetti or your favourite pasta. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and parsley or basil leaves if wished.

Tips

Add the water into your empty jar of pasta sauce and shake well to ensure you get all the delicious sauce out of the jar before adding to the pan.
Allow 75g of uncooked spaghetti per person.
Cooked meatballs and sauce can be frozen. Spoon into airtight containers and freeze until required.
Substitute HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tomato & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce with any of your favourite HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ pasta sauces.
2 slices of toast bread will make 1 cup of breadcrumbs.
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500 g lean beef mince
1 small onion, very finely chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 handful freshly chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
2 cups (300g) diced vegetables (carrots, celery, pumpkin)
525 g jar HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tomato & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce
½ cup water
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