Step 1Place the oil into a hot pan and sauté the shallots until golden brown. Add the tomatoes and garlic and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 2Add 100ml of the Tomato & Basil sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Add the sugar and season.
Step 3To make the meatballs, place the mince into a bowl and season. Add the remainder of the Tomato & Basil sauce. Add the fresh herbs and mix well.
Step 4Shape into small balls using the palm of your hand. Place a frying pan onto the heat with a splash of olive oil and fry the meatballs until golden brown, turning for equal colouring.
Step 5Put the meatballs into an ovenproof dish and cover with the sauce. Bake in a hot oven (175°C/Gas Mark 5) for 30-40 minutes.
Step 6Once cooked, remove from the oven and serve with pasta and garlic bread.
- 700 g best minced beef
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 splash olive oil
- 200 g Country Range Chopped Tomatoes
- 125 ml Country Range Tomato & Basil RTU Sauce
- 1 dsp fresh thyme and parsley
- 1 pinch sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Country Range Spaghetti, cooked to your liking in boiling, salted water
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