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meatballs in sauce over spaghetti

Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato and Pepper Sauce

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Prep Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


For the Sauce

  • 1 kg Fresh Tomatoes
  • 220 g Red Peppers
  • 60 g Celery
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • Splash Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.5 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 0.25 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 0.5 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.5 tsp Paprika

For the Meatballs

  • 400 g Beef Mince
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Egg


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes, peppers and celery and place them in a pan. Add all the other ingredients and simmer over a low heat. Mash everything together and cook until the sauce had reduced and starts to thicken.
  • Strain the sauce through a sieve and place to one side.
  • Next, take all the meatball ingredients and put them into one bowl.
  • Squish the meatball ingredients together with your hands until everything is fully combined.
  • Flour your hands, take some of the meat and form into balls.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add the meatballs, cook on every side evenly over a low heat until they are cooked through. Once they are ready, drain the oil from the pan and add your sauce and heat through.
  • Serve over spaghetti with some grated parmesan.
Keyword beef, family friendly
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