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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Monday Meatballs recipe

Hello food.....

A boring Monday evening lay ahead, what could I do, there was one choice and one choice only..... to make meatballs!!!!

What do I need?

Monday Meatballs
400g Minced Beef
10g Thyme
Salt and Pepper
1 Egg
2 Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
150ml Red Wine
15g Tomato Puree
400g Chopped Tomatoes
10g Green Pesto
10g Balsamic Vinegar

How do I do it?

1. Combine the beef, thyme, salt, pepper 1 onion (chopped very finely) and egg together. Then make into lovely little meatballs.
2. Dice the remaining onion, crush the garlic and fry quickly for 5 mintues (until softened).
3.Add wine and cook on a high heat to reduce down. Add tomato puree and chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add pesto, balsamic vinegar and seasoning and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season.
5. Meanwhile, gently brown the meatballs in a pan. Just until coloured outside, not cooked through. Place in ovenproof dish.
6. Cover meatcalls with tomato mix and place in oven at gas mark 5, 200c for 20 minutes.
7. Serve with pasta of your choice. Sprinkle with parmesan for a lovely tang.

Speedy, easy recipe! Enjoy!!!


  1. they smelt YUMMMMMEEEEEEEE! xxx

  2. Great recipe. Would you be happy to link in to my Meatball edition of Food on Friday? This is the link

    1. Hi Carole,

      I would be very happy to link to your Meatball edition! I will make sure I do a twitter post to mine and your page. :)