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Herby Italian Meatballs with Primavera Sauce

Herby Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

4 - 6

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

Sophie Gray

Recipe author

Sophie Gray

This basic meatball mixture is perfect for spaghetti and meatballs, simply team up with your favourite pasta sauce.

Cooks tip: Primavera sauce freezes well, make double and freeze half. Freeze left over passata to use on a pizza base or enrich a casserole.

This basic meatball mixture is perfect for spaghetti and meatballs, simply team up with your favourite pasta sauce.

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Ingredients

Meatballs

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1/2 onion

finely chopped

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1 tsp dried mixed herbs

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1/2 tsp dried oregano

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1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

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1/2 tsp salt

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1 egg

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1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Primavera sauce

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1/2 tbsp olive oil

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1 onion

chopped

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 courgette

finely chopped

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1 green capsicum

chopped

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1 celery stalk

finely sliced

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500ml tomato passata

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1 tbsp tomato paste

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A pinch of white sugar

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A pinch of dried oregano

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A pinch of salt

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A pinch of black pepper

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A handful of parsley

chopped

To serve

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pasta

cooked according to packet instructions

Method

To Make

1

In a frying pan heat the oil and add the onion, garlic, courgette, capsicum and celery.

2

Cook gently until the vegetables are tender.

3

While the vegetables are cooking assemble the meatballs.

4

Combine the meatball ingredients and roll into balls.

5

Bake or grill until cooked.

6

When the vegetables are tender add the passata, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, and salt and pepper and simmer gently.

7

When the meatballs are cooked add them to the sauce and keep heated until ready to serve.

8

Serve with cooked pasta, I prefer spaghetti and top with chopped parsley.

More info

Nutrition Information per Serving (418g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2009 (480)kJ

Protein

36.7g

Total Fat

11g

Saturated Fat

4.1g

Carbs

56g

Sugars

17.8g

Sodium

570mg

Iron*

5.3mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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