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On Top of Spaghetti

Kid Friendly Spaghetti Meatball Recipe

4

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

Kathy Paterson

Recipe author

Kathy Paterson

Mince is a favourite in Kiwi kitchens and we think this recipe will be your new go to. Get the kids involved to help roll the meatballs and you’ll have dinner served in no time - but don't expect leftovers.

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Dinner,

Everyday,

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Ingredients

Beef

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 red onion

very finely chopped

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 tsp ground coriander

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1 tsp ground cumin

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1 red chilli

deseeded and finely chopped

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2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs

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1 cup vegetable stock

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400g can chopped tomatoes

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To serve

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400g spaghetti pasta

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cooked to al dente

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4 handfuls spinach leaves, blanched

Method

To Make Meatballs

To Serve

1

In a large bowl combine the beef mince, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, chilli, chopped parsley and the breadcrumbs.

2

Season with a little salt. (It is a good idea to fry off a small piece of the beef mince mixture and taste for seasoning).

3

Roll the beef mince mixture into about 24 small balls.

4

Place the seasoned flour on a large flat plate.

5

Roll beef mince balls in the seasoned flour.

6

Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan and brown the meatballs, in batches, transferring to a plate as you go.

7

Wipe out the frying pan with kitchen paper and return the meatballs.

8

Pour in the stock and cherry tomatoes and cover with a lid.

9

Place over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (533g)

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

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Energy

1597 (381)kJ

Protein

38.5g

Total Fat

6.3g

Saturated Fat

2.3g

Carbs

39g

Sugars

5.2g

Sodium

477mg

Iron*

7.3mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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