Slimming World Spicy Meatballs

This recipe is really easy, and is packed full of flavour – no-one wants to feel deprived when they’re watching what they eat!

Slimming World Meatballs in Chunky Tomato Sauce - Syn Free
Slimming World Meatballs in Chunky Tomato Sauce - Syn Free

 

For the Meatballs

5% mince - 500g

Mixed Herbs

Egg

Dried chilli flakes

Oregano

Black Olives

Sun-dried tomatoes

Red onion

White onion

Garlic

For the sauce

Chopped tomatoes

Beef stock

Onion

Red onion

Mushrooms

Red pepper

Black Olives

Garlic

Mixed Herbs

Oregano

Sweetener

Worcestershire sauce

Method

First, dice up the onion and red onion that will be used in both the sauce and the meatballs themselves. Put a small handful of each into a hand blender bowl. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, mixed herbs, some olives and garlic. Blend these up to make a fine paste.

Next, start the sauce. Dry-fry the remaining red and white onion, add a little garlic and lots of mixed herbs and oregano. Dice up some red pepper, some black olives and a few mushrooms - 3 or 4 will do. Add these to the pan and let them soften a little. Add the chopped tomatoes and the beef stock and let it simmer. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a little salt and pepper and a pinch of sweetener.

Add the paste you made earlier to a large mixing bowl with the 5% mince. Mix together (by hand I find works best) and sprinkle over dried chilli flakes to taste and add an egg. Be careful at this point - dried chilli flakes go a long way!

Separate into 16-20 meatballs. You can either grill or dry-fry the meatballs for around 10-12 minutes. Cook spaghetti and drain, serve meatballs on top, and finish off with the chunky tomato sauce.

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