For anyone who wants to give my meatballs a bash, these are one of my husbands favourites… FYI. These are ridiculously easy and Boden goes nuts for them… I also appear to live for carbs so these are a general family winner.
This does Kobe, me and two portions for Bodes (it’s a little rich with the tomatoes so you’ll have to gauge how your little people will fare with this one). The recipe goes like so:
- 1 onion finely diced
- glug of olive oil
- 1 pack of meatballs, I’m partial to the Sainsburys pack of 12
- 1 x 500g carton of pasatta
- tablespoon tomato puree
- 2 teaspoons lazy garlic
- slosh of red wine
- tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- chopped mushrooms (if you’re a fan, my sister hates them)
- good sprinkle of oregano
- same again for basil
- 200g tagliatelle
Fry off the onion in the olive oil, add the garlic and meatballs and brown it all off. Once that’s got some nice colour on it, splash the red wine in and let it simmer down for a few mins. Then add everything else apart from the pasta, season and let that bubble away (lid on if possible to avoid it looking like a murder scene). Good steady on salt until after if you’re sharing. If you have time let this simmer for a while to really get the flavours going.
While that’s cooking, crack on with cooking the pasta and once that’s done drain and add it to the meatballs.
Sprinkle of cheese and you’re done.
Super, super easy and I think pretty tasty.