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The Best Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

4 - 5

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

A real family favourite, this spaghetti and meatballs recipe is quite possibly the tastiest that you'll ever eat. On the table in well under an hour, the recipe is simple to make and jammed with flavour that everyone will love.

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Mince,

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Ingredients

Meatballs

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs

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½ onion

finely chopped

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3 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 egg

lightly beaten

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2 tbsp parsley

finely chopped

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1 tbsp fresh thyme

finely chopped

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2 tbsp tomato paste

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1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

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3/4 cup red wine

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1 1/2 cups beef stock

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1/2 cup tomato paste

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400g can chopped tomatoes in juice

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2 tsp dried oregano

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1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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2 tsp brown sugar

To serve

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spaghetti pasta

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small handful basil leaves

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1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

To Make Meatballs

To Cook Sauce

To Serve

1

Add the mince to a large bowl with the breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, egg, herbs, tomato paste, olive oil and season.

2

Mix gently to combine using clean hands.

3

Shape the mixture into balls slightly bigger than a golf ball.

4

Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.

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5

Heat a little oil over a medium-high heat in a large frying pan and brown the meatballs all over (do this in batches).

6

Once browned, remove carefully with tongs and set aside on a plate.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (553g)

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

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Energy

2671 (638)kJ

Protein

41.3g

Total Fat

25.2g

Saturated Fat

9.7g

Carbs

51.9g

Sugars

10.2g

Sodium

731mg

Iron*

6.3mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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