This meatball with fettuccine and tomato sauce recipe is courtesy of Zoe Bingley-Pullin on behalf of My Food Bag.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • MEATBALLS
  • 500g pork and beef mince
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black ground pepper
  • TOMATO SAUCE AND FETTUCCINE
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup roughly torn basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped oregano leaves
  • 400g fettuccine
  • SALAD
  • 2-3 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1 truss tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shaved parmesan cheese
  • Dressing of your choice
  • TO SERVE
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves

Method

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a medium-size bowl and mix well. Use clean, damp hands to roll mixture into small balls (about 2 teaspoons per ball). Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add carrot and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir through tomatoes, basil and oregano and bring to a simmer (use the back of a wooden spoon to break up tomatoes). Add meatballs to the sauce, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Turn meatballs once during cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. While the meatballs and sauce are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook fettuccine in boiling water for 8 minutes or until ‘al dente’ (just tender). Drain.
  4. Toss salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. TO SERVE: Spoon fettuccine into bowls, top with a few meatballs and tomato sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and basil leaves. Serve salad on the side.


  • What a delicious recipe. Can’t wait to see if I can do as good a job

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  • Great recipe – but I would just have mince with these ingredients.

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  • My LG would love this one!

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  • This looks very lovely, nutritious and warm.

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  • This will be so tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I love pork and beef mince in my meatballs..far tastier, in my opinion!

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  • delicious!!

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  • This looks amasing!! And I’ve learnt that the garnishing herbs are an essential ingredient. I always used to leave them out but they add such a great fresh taste! Can’t wait to try this!

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  • Mmm this looks scrumptious! Will have to try this out on my kids. I bet they’ll love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • The mix of pork and beef mince is such a great thing.

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  • this looks heavenly. I would include this in my family dinner repertoire

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  • Very nice version of meatballs

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  • thanks Zoe for sharing your great meatball recipe

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  • I love a lot of the things she cooks on good chef/bad chef. Might have to try this out for dinner one night next week.

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  • Wow yummy look at this great recipe

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