Super tasty meatballs in tomato sauce

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

This dish is a crowd pleaser.  Perfect for a cosy winter meal.  Super tasty, super nutritious and great for the whole family.


500g lean minced beef
70g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs
80mls (1/3 cup) skim milk
2 green chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp parsley, chopped


Place the beef, breadcrumbs, milk, green chillies and cumin in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.  Season with salt and pepper and roll into small balls (about 1.5cm).  Set aside.

For the sauce, place the oil in a wide saucepan over low to medium heat, add the chopped garlic and cook gently for 5 minutes until lightly golden but not brown.  Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Add the meatballs and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes, turning occasionally, or until cooked through.  Stir through the chopped parsley and serve over pasta, cous cous or fresh crusty bread.

This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy bub.

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