This taste, the five-star rated recipe is sure to get your children excited about eating vegetables! Your children will be begging for this healthy, filling, and easy to make dinner recipe every night!
Serves 4 | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Difficulty: Easy
- 500g lean beef mince
- 300g good quality pork sausage (about 4 large or 8 chipolatas)
- 1 carrot, finely grated
- 1 small onion, coarsely grated
- 50g parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- For the tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 1 courgette, coarsely grated
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- splash red wine vinegar
- pinch caster sugar
- 2x tins chopped tomato
- Squeeze all the sausage meat out of the sausage skins into a large bowl and add the mince. Follow by tipping in the rest of the meatball ingredients, except the olive oil, into the bowl and season with black pepper. Squish everything together with your hands until completely mixed. Keep an eye on the young ones to make sure they don’t sneak any of the raw mixes.
- Secondly, carefully roll the meatball mix into walnut-sized balls and place them on a plate
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the courgette and garlic and cook for 5 mins until soft and mushy. Stir in the tomato puree, sugar, and vinegar, leave for 1 min then tip in the tomatoes and simmer for 5 mins. Then, blitz the sauce with a hand blender. Continue to simmer the sauce gently while you cook the meatballs.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan and, working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides then pop them into the sauce – continue to simmer the sauce for 15 mins, stirring very gently until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve with cooked spaghetti, add some grated parmesan, and a few torn basil leaves to finish off.
- The last and final step is to serve the dish up to the critics and watch them enjoy this healthy and amazing dish!
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