Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

(75)
Time 45 min
Difficulty Easy
Serves 4

Ingredients:

Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • Sauce:
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp reduced salt tomato paste
    Meatballs:
  • 500g Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg

 

Method:

Sauce:

1. Heat a dash of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes until it is golden. Add the oregano, tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer for 15 minutes or until it is thick and saucy. Set aside and keep warm.


Meatballs:

1. Combine the Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince, onion, breadcrumbs, parsley, parmesan, a seasoning of salt and pepper and beaten egg in a bowl. With wet hands roll into small balls.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a large non stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning frequently, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Alternatively, grill under a preheated grill for 12 to 15 minutes. Turn frequently.

3. Serve the meatballs over cooked spaghetti with the sauce. Garnish with shaved parmesan and basil leaves if wished. Accompany with a fresh green salad or seasonal vegetables

Hint: Serve as a tasty nibble with the sauce for dipping.

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