These meatballs are such a hit in the yummy house hold… I’ve up dated and amended the recipe a few times.. (each time it gets tastier!) The pork mince is a great alternative to mince beef.
Also some jars of pasta sauces can have more sugar in them than a mars bar!!! My marinara sauce is sugar free and great way to sneak in a few veggies. (also it tastes divine) This dish is one of ” yum,s” favorite,s… A sign of a good dinner here , is when it gets all over the table, sleeves, hair and face… success all round x
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- spray of olive oil
- 500g pork mince
- 1 eating apple
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 courgette
- carton of passata (around 400g)
- a garlic clove
- tablespoon tomato puree
- a teaspoon of thyme
- a teaspoon of basil
- a teaspoon of oregano
- and a sprinkle of the same herbs for the sauce
Grab a bowl and a deep oven proof dish and a frying pan
Heat the oven to 180 C gas mark 4. Put your frying pan on a high heat with a spray of olive oil.
Grate all the veg and apple
Put the pork mince into a bowl with the basil, thyme, oregano and some grated onion.
Get hands into the pork mix and form small meatballs.
spray a pan with olive oil, making sure the pan is hot, seal your meat balls..
Don,t move them about too much on the pan. Turn them gently with a fork! When the meat balls are browned and sealed, leave them to one side while you make the sauce
In a deep ovenproof dish add passata, grated veg, and apple with crushed garlic.
add in the tomato puree and a sprinkle of thyme basil and oregano
Add the meat balls to the sauce stir
cover the dish and put them in the oven for 50 minutes.
ta da !!!! delicious Serve with pasta!!! Get ready for the beautiful smiling red sauce faces!!!