Spaghetti with Meatballs

Italy is the inspiration for Gizzy’s latest dish, let’s all enjoy Spaghetti with Meatballs! Fantastico!

Ingredients: (Serves 2)
200g Spaghetti
300g Minced Beef
1/2 Large Onion
Handful of Black Olives
Handful of Capers
1 Can of Plum Tomatoes
2-3 Cloves of finely chopped Garlic
5tbsp Breadcrumbs
1tbsp dried Oregano
Olive Oil for frying
1/2tsp Sugar
Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cuoco Gizzy!!

1. This is what you need! 2. Add the beef, breadcrumbs and oregano to a large mixing bowl. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Knead the mixture in your hands until well combined. 3. Now take the beef mixture and form into balls, around 3cm in diameter.
4. Fry the balls in olive oil at a medium to high heat to allow them to colour. 5. Remove the balls when browned and set aside (at this stage they should not be cooked through). 6. Dice the onion and fry gently in olive oil until translucent, then add the garlic and continue to fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
7. Add the plum tomatoes. 8. Gizzy is chopping the tomatoes in the pan with her spatula. Turn the heat down and allow it to simmer. 9. After 5 minutes add the olives, capers and sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
10. Add the meatballs to the sauce along with any juice that has collected on the plate. 11. Allow the sauce to cook very gently for a further 10-15 minutes or until it has become rich and thick. Cook your spaghetti while waiting. 12. Once your spaghetti is cooked, add 2-3 large spoonfuls of the sauce and mix well. Serve the meatballs and the remainder of the sauce on the spaghetti. Top with parmesan cheese.
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