Italian meatballs in tomato sauce
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
- 400g lean beef mince
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
- 2/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
- 700g tomato pasta sauce
- 400g penne pasta
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 6g
1 Combine mince, onion, breadcrumbs, half the basil, and parmesan in a large bowl. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls (about 32) and place on a large plate. Cover and chill mixture until required.
2 Bring tomato sauce and 1 cup water to the boil in a large, deep saucepan. Add meatballs and cook, shaking pan occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
3 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet instructions. Divide pasta among four serving plates. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Serve with a large green salad.