Italian Meatballs and Pasta

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  Italian Meatballs and Pasta


Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Serves 4 



  • 450g lean minced beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablesp. fresh herbs i.e. basil, parsley or chives, chopped
  • 1-2 teasp. Chilli sauce
  • Salt and black pepper

Tomato Sauce

  • 5-6 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablesp. fresh herbs, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 350g pasta i.e. tagliatelle, cooked and kept warm
    Olive oil

To Cook

Mix the meatball ingredients together. Shape into meatballs.

Mix the tomato sauce ingredients together, plus a little olive oil and seasoning and set aside.

Heat a little oil in a large pan and cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes or until no pink meat remains at the centre and the juices rund clear. Add the tomato mixture and pasta. Toss well and serve.