Published on Friday 19 October 2012  
|  Posted in Recipes

Spaghetti and Meatballs - an old favourite… and it’s braces-friendly!

You only need about half an hour to get this budget-friendly dinner on the table.


•500g lean beef mince

•1 egg, lightly beaten

•1 cup grated tasty cheese

•1 onion, finely chopped

•1/4 cup chopped basil

•1 tbs olive oil

•570g jar tomato, onion & basil chunky sauce

•400g dried spaghetti

•Basil leaves to serve


1.Combine mince, egg, cheese, onion and basil. Season and roll into balls.

2.Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Cook half the meatballs for 4 – 5 minutes. Remove and repeat.

3.Return the meatballs to the pan and pour over sauce. Cover, cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

4.Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water, as per packet directions.

5.Drain and place in bowl. Spoon over meatballs and sauce. Serve with basil leaves.


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