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Spaghetti with easy-peasy meatballs

Suitable from 12 months

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Ingredients

For the meatballs

1 slice of brown bread, crusts removed  

A splash of milk    

500g minced beef or lamb     

2 garlic cloves, chopped 

1 tbsp chives, chopped   

For the sauce            

2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk

2 garlic cloves

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp tomato puree

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Method

  • Step 1

    Tear the bread into chunks and soak in milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the milk and reserve.

  • Step 2

    Put the bread into a bowl with the minced meat, 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 garlic.

  • Step 5

    Add the sugar, 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 5 minutes.

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