We make our Italian meatballs in the shop. We use a mixture of Pork and Beef and a mixture of Italian herbs. For full ingredients Click here.
Here’s a great recipe for Italian Meatballs.
3 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
4 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
125ml red wine (optional)
3 tbsp caster sugar
½ a large bunch of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
few basil leaves (optional)
Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Spread the Meatballs out in a large roasting tin – the meatballs will brown better if spaced out a bit.
Drizzle with a little oil (about 1 tsp per portion), shake to coat, then roast for 20-30 mins until browned.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic cloves and sizzle for 1 min.
Stir in the chopped tomatoes, and red wine, if using, caster sugar, parsley and seasoning. Simmer for 15-20 mins until slightly thickened.
Stir in a few basil leaves, if using, spoon out any portions for freezing, then add the cooked meatballs to the pan to keep warm while you cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling, salted water.
Spoon the sauce and meatballs over spaghetti, or stir them all together and serve with extra parmesan and a few basil leaves, if you like.