Recipe of the Week: Greek Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

January 11 2019

These traditional spiced Greek meatballs are a classic!

Serves: 4 | Time to make: 30 mins



1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

500g Heart Smart beef mince

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 egg, lightly beaten

700ml jar passata

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 large carrot, finely grated

1 teaspoon allspice

280g spaghetti

3 cups steamed green beans, to serve



Step 1

Combine breadcrumbs, beef mince, oregano and beaten egg in a medium bowl. Wet hands and roll tablespoons of mince mixture into 28 small meatballs.

Step 2

Set a large non-stick saucepan over medium heat and spray with olive oil. Add meatballs to pan in batches and cook, turning, for 4–5 minutes, or until browned.

Step 3

Add passata, garlic, carrot and allspice to pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly and meatballs are cooked through. (Uncover pan for last 5 minutes to thicken sauce, if necessary.)

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water according to packet instructions; drain and return to saucepan.

Step 5

Combine Greek meatballs and sauce with spaghetti and serve with steamed green beans.


Serving suggestions

Garnish dish with a few sprigs of flat-leaf parsley.



Recipe by Sally Parker | Healthy Food Guide