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Fantastic Family Food, feeds 8
450g beef or steak mince
1x 450g tin chopped tomatoes
2x 450g pasta(any variety)
half pint beef stock
1 large onion
2 large carrots
4 rashers streaky bacon or back bacon
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chillie powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon rosemary
pepper to taste
(herbs and spices are to own taste)
i tend to use dry herbs,fresh herbs are nice to have,but they arent always easy to get hold of where im from.
PREPARATION AND COOKING.
1-add mince to large bowl, then chop onions and carrots and add to mince.chop and add bacon to mixture.
2-take small portions of mixture and shape into balls -roughly the size of golf balls.
3-fry in hot oil till browned.
4-add tinned tomatoes to large jug,then add beef stock.
5-add 100g of tomato puree,then add all the herbs.
6-add to cooked balls of mince ,then simmer for 45-50 minutes.
7-cook pasta as per packet instructions.
8-serve pasta on to plates,then add meatballs to pasta.
9-serve and enjoy.
Looks so good.
this recipe my mother taught me to make at a very young age.i fondly remember getting stuck in making the meatballs with the raw mince.fond memories.
Can't go wrong.
this is one of my easy recipes to do,it's so easy to make.my kids have been making this recipe with me since they were around 9-10 years of age.the messing about with the mince and vegetables is great fun.the girls loved joining in.most of the time a great mess was left for me to clean up,but it's worth it.
Filling meals for any occassion.
Vary the spices.
on occasion ive ran out of basil or oregano.other spices are just as good to use.ive added bay leaves,Rosemary at times.its all depending on what flavours you fancy on that day.experiment,it so much fun.