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Mini beef meatballs

Makes 20 meatballs

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  • 1 slice brown bread ,crusts removed
  • 1 dash milk ,
  • 500g beef mince ,
  • 2 cloves garlic ,chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives ,chopped
  • 2 400g can tomatoes ,
  • 1 onion ,chopped
  • 1 carrot ,chopped
  • 1 stick celery ,
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree ,
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Method

  • Step 1

    Tear the bread into chunks and soak in milk for five minutes. Squeeze out the milk and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Put the bread into a bowl with the minced meat, one clove of garlic and chives, and mix well.

  • Step 3

    Roll into balls and fry in oil until cooked through and golden.

  • Step 4

    In a pan, fry the onion, carrot and celery in oil until they begin to brown, then add the other clove of garlic.

  • Step 5

    Add the tomato puree, pepper and tomatoes plus the left-over milk.

  • Step 6

    Simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens, then add the cooked meatballs and simmer for another five minutes.

Meatballs and sauce are suitable for freezing, but freeze separately. Serve with chopped pasta or rice. 

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