Friday, 9 September 2016

Meatball Pasta Bake Recipe...

One of my favourite meals is Chilli, but one of Georges favourites is Pasta and Meatballs so I decided to put the two together to make a simple meatball pasta bake recently. I just added spices and mixed beans to make it something we would both like. Really tasty and one i'll definitely make again, there was loads left too so great to reheat the next day at work or for another meal in the week. 
Ingredients for the Meatballs:
250g Lean Beef Mince
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp cumin powder 
2 tbsp mixed herbs
salt and pepper
1 egg

Ingredients for the Sauce:
1 red onion or frozen sliced red onion
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
300ml of beef stock
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tin of mixed beans 
salt and pepper
1 tbsp mixed herbs

1. Start by preparing the meatballs, I grated one onion into a bowl, added the beef mince, 1 tsp of cumin powder, 2 tbsp mixed herbs, 1 egg and salt and pepper. Mix together well then shape into meatballs, I made about 10 out of mine
2. Heat a pan with Frylight then add the meatballs, when they are cooked you can then start the sauce. You could also oven bake them if that's easier for you
3. Remove the meatballs from the pan and fry some frozen red onion, when its starting to soften, add the meatballs pack to the pan and fry for another 5 minutes
4. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and stir
5. Add around 300ml of beef stock along with salt and pepper, chilli powder and mixed herbs
6. Stir and then leave to simmer, if you want to add any kidney beans or mixed beans, add them now and then leave for around 20/25 minutes for the sauce to thicken. Start your pasta following packet instructions
7. When the sauce has thickened and the pasta is cooked, drain the pasta then add to the meatball sauce, stir then add to a dish
8. I decided to put mozzarella on top, i used around 50g each and just cut it into strips, but you could use any cheese
9. Bake in in a 200 degree oven for around 25 minutes then serve with salad

This was so yummy and perfect for both of us as our two favourite meals were combined! It's a perfect weekend meal for when you just want to eat a load of carbs in front of the tv!

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Ste said...

These look delicious. I always try and be healthy and have turkey, but I definitely prefer beef!

Tiffany Timms said...

it was really good, definitely recommend!

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