Spaghetti and Meatballs

Weekly classic
Family-Friendly
The whole family will enjoy this Italian-American classic.
Cooking time: 30 min
Cals 1191 · Prot 57 · Carbs 127 · Fat 50
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Ingredients
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Meatballs

Beef mince
350 Grams
Small zucchini
1 Piece
Garlic onion powder
4 Grams
Worcestershire sauce
15 ML
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
Olive oil
1 Tbsp

Spaghetti

Red onion
1 Piece
Garlic cloves
1 Piece
Carrot
1 Piece
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Spaghetti
250 Grams
Tomato paste
30 Grams
Dried oregano
2 Grams
Chopped tomatoes
400 Grams
Brown sugar
5 Grams
Water
50 ML
Beef stock cube
1 Piece
Balsamic vinegar
15 ML
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
Fresh basil
15 Grams
Parmesan
30 Grams

Instructions

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1 Prep
Grate the zucchini into a bowl. Add the beef mince, garlic onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix with clean hands. Shape into 12/18/24 meatballs. Refrigerate. Peel and finely chop (or grate!) the onion, garlic and carrot
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2 Brown meatballs
Heat a pan over a high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the meatballs and fry for 3-4 min or until starting to brown. Once browned, carefully transfer to a plate and set aside. Reserve the pan.
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3 Fry base
Return the reserved pan to a medium-low heat with another drizzle of oil. Add the onion and carrot with a pinch of salt and fry for 5 min until softened.
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4 Boil pasta
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain
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5 Finish sauce
Once softened, add the tomato pastegarlic and oregano to the onion. Cook for 1 min further. Add the chopped tomatoes, sugarwaterstock cube, balsamic vinegar and meatballs and simmer, covered, for 6 min or until the meatballs are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
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6 Serve
Meanwhile, pick a few basil leaves for garnish and finely chop the rest. Grate the Parmesan. Toss the pasta and chopped basil in the sauce. Serve in deep bowls and top with the Parmesan and basil leaves.
Tips for fussy eaters
Chop up the grated zucchini so it's even harder for fussy kids to spot!
Pro tip
Refrigerating the meatballs helps them to keep their shape.

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