Recipe of the Week: Greek Meatballs In Tomato SauceJanuary 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
3 cups steamed green beans, to serve
Combine breadcrumbs, beef mince, oregano and beaten egg in a medium bowl. Wet hands and roll tablespoons of mince mixture into 28 small meatballs.
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.
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.)
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water according to packet instructions; drain and return to saucepan.
Combine Greek meatballs and sauce with spaghetti and serve with steamed green beans.
Garnish dish with a few sprigs of flat-leaf parsley.
Recipe by Sally Parker | Healthy Food Guide