2 Feb 2017
MEATBALL PASTA BAKE
Some nights you just need an easy meal to get through the last few hours of a busy day, and usually in our house that means pasta. Insert eye roll here. Not exactly the healthiest of choices, but I feel that if you keep it a sometime food and tomato based, then it cant really be all that bad. Can it ?
Last night we smashed a Meatball Pasta Bake, and it was so well received with my family of hungry men, I thought that I would share it with you guys.
Meatball Pasta Bake
Meatballs - 300 g of lamb mince
500 g of lean beef mince
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp of chili powder
Sauce - 1 large onion diced
4 cloves crushed garlic
a large jar of chunky tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup of water
packet of penne pasta cooked as per packet instructions
* To prepare meatballs mix the mince, egg, bread crumbs and chili powder in a large bowl then
then form mixture into small balls.
In a heavy based pan, heat the olive oil and brown the meatballs on all sides. Remove and set
* To make the sauce in the same pan, add the onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft. Return
the meatballs to the pan and add the pasta sauce and water. Bring to the boil then simmer for fifteen
minutes. While the sauce is simmering cook and drain the pasta as per instructions on the packet.
Stir the pasta through the meatballs and sauce gently. Top with grated cheese and bake for ten
Easy to make and delicious to eat, this dish is one you will make again and again on those busy nights when all you want to do is nothing. Believe me, I get it.
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