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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Healthy Recipe: Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti

You will need:
  • 50g of  Breadcrumbs
  • 450g of Lean Minced Pork
  • 3 tbsp of Red Wine
  • Spaghetti
  • Oregano Leaves (to garnish)
  • Oil and Water Spray (x2)
  • 5 Crushed Cloves of Garlic
  • Salt
  • 1/4 a tsp of Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp of Crushed Fennel Seeds
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 tbsp of Parsley
  • 500g of Passata
  • 250ml of Stock
  • 2 Pinches of Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp of Parsley
  • 2 tbsp of Basil
  • 2 tbsp of Oregano
  • 2 large finely chopped Shallots
  • 3 Shredded, Pitted Black Olives
For the Tomato Sauce

Step 1
Spray a pan with the oil and water spray. Add the shallots.

Step 2
Cook gently for about 5 minutes, then add the olives, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, chilli flakes and stock.

Step 3
Bring it to the boil and cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 4
Remove the cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until the shallots and the garlic are soft and the liquid is like a syrup.

Step 5
Stir in the passata an the seasoning and bring it to the boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the herbs.

For the rest

Step 6
Whilst it is simmering, put the breadcrumbs and the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Season and mix together. 

Step 7
Make sure your hands are wet. Roll the mixture into balls. Line a grill pan with foil with the shiny side up and spray with the oil and water spray. 

Step 8
Preheat the grill.

Step 9
Cook the meatballs for 4 minutes on each side. 

Step 10
Serve it with the tomato sauce and the Spaghetti and garnish with the oregano.

Step 11


  1. Sounds interesting and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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