I’ve been making this recipe now for my kids for ages, they love it and so do I!!
500g lean beef mince
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups bottled tomato pasta sauce (or home-made)
200g dried spaghetti
Heat oven to 200°C. Combine mince, onion, breadcrumbs, parsley and egg in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Mix together, pounding the mixture with your hand for a couple of minutes (this will help the meatballs hold together when they’’re cooked). With damp hands, shape mixture into 20 balls and place on a wire rack set over a baking pan lined with foil.
Bake meatballs in an oven heated to for 20 minutes until browned. Place tomato pasta sauce in a saucepan and bring to the boil to heat through. Add browned meatballs and stir to coat in sauce.
Cook spaghetti in a saucepan with plenty of boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender to the bite, when you taste a little piece. Serve spaghetti in bowls topped with meatballs and tomato sauce. Garnish with Italian parsley.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins