How to Make Authentic Italian Meatballs and Pasta Sauce

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How to Make Authentic Italian Meatballs and Pasta Sauce Recipe
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In a big bowl add: beef and pork mince, egg, Parmesan, 2 crushed garlic cloves, breadcrumbs, 1 tsp oregano and salt and pepper

In a big bowl add: beef and pork mince, egg, Parmesan, 2 crushed garlic cloves, breadcrumbs, 1 tsp oregano and salt and pepper

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Now you need to squish it all together to combine. Use your hands! I wear disposable gloves, no need to get dirty if you don't need to :)

Now you need to squish it all together to combine. Use your hands! I wear disposable gloves, no need to get dirty if you don't need to :)

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Line a baking tray with cling film. This is where you will put the formed meatballs

Line a baking tray with cling film. This is where you will put the formed meatballs

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To make the meatballs, use a tbsp of mincemeat and roll it gently in your hands into the size of a small plum. Place the tray in the fridge to firm up while you get on with the sauce

To make the meatballs, use a tbsp of mincemeat and roll it gently in your hands into the size of a small plum. Place the tray in the fridge to firm up while you get on with the sauce

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Whizz up or finely chop the onion and rest of garlic. Melt the butter and oil in a big pan, the biggest you have and then gently fry off the onion and garlic until soft and golden. Don't burn!

Whizz up or finely chop the onion and rest of garlic. Melt the butter and oil in a big pan, the biggest you have and then gently fry off the onion and garlic until soft and golden. Don't burn!

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Now add in the passata. Fill the empty bottle up half way with water and swirl around and then add this to the pan too. Stir, season and simmer partly covered for 20 minutes

Now add in the passata. Fill the empty bottle up half way with water and swirl around and then add this to the pan too. Stir, season and simmer partly covered for 20 minutes

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After 20 mins, add the milk to the pan, stir and then gently lower each meatball into the sauce. Jiggle the pan to make more space, don't stir or prod and poke as you might break the meatballs

After 20 mins, add the milk to the pan, stir and then gently lower each meatball into the sauce. Jiggle the pan to make more space, don't stir or prod and poke as you might break the meatballs

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Simmer partly covered for 20 minutes. Cook your spaghetti according to packet instructions. Open a bottle of wine and set the table :)

Simmer partly covered for 20 minutes. Cook your spaghetti according to packet instructions. Open a bottle of wine and set the table :)

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Drain your pasta, glug in a splash of olive oil and sprinkle some oregano over and stir to separate

Drain your pasta, glug in a splash of olive oil and sprinkle some oregano over and stir to separate

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Serve your delicious meatballs an pasta with some crunchy garlic bread to soak up the leftover sauce, yum!! Check out more delicious recipes at cooknote.co.uk

Serve your delicious meatballs an pasta with some crunchy garlic bread to soak up the leftover sauce, yum!! Check out more delicious recipes at cooknote.co.uk

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