Here’s another favourite in the Taylor household. A nice, easy, low cost recipe for Spicy Italian Meatballs!
- 500g Mince
- 1 Onion
- 1 Green or Yellow Pepper
- Handful of Mushrooms
- 1 Tin of Tomatoes (chopped)
- 200g Pasta
- 4 Cloves of Garlic (or 2 tsp Garlic Powder)
- 2 Green Chilli (or 2 tsp chilli powder)
- Tomato Puree
- Mixed Herbs
Making the Meatballs
Season mince with salt pepper and some garlic powder if you have any. Using a fist, need the mince until it is starts to bind. (I never use flour or egg to make the meatballs but it depends on your preferred method.)
Roll into meat balls.
I usually get about 13-14 out of 500g of mince but that can vary depending on how big you make them.
Making the Sauce
Chop the onion, mushrooms, pepper, garlic and chilli and wilt in a frying pan with a little oil on a high heat. I prefer to use olive oil.
Heat another frying pan with a bit of oil and brown off the meatballs.
Add the meatballs, onion, mushrooms, pepper, garlic and chilli to a saucepan. Add the chopped tomatoes. (If you have opted for chilli and garlic powder, add it at this point).
Add 2 tsp Mixed Herbs
Add a good squirt of tomato puree and fill the empty can of tomatoes up with water until about ¼ full and add it to the saucepan.
Bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce to a medium heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring regularly.
I prefer to serve with tagliatelle, but any spaghetti or pasta is fine.