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Budget Meatballs

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Budget Meatballs is a simple recipe that produces a filling tasty main dish everybody loves. The recipe contains only 8 ingredients, most of which most people will have in the larder and fridge. This includes the beef mince, Spaghetti, onions and garlic. An ideal meal for the entire family.

Budget Meatballs Recipe - TheRecipe.Website

Budget Meatballs

Amazing recipe that creates perfect meatballs on a budget
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef, Herbs, Pasta, Spaghetti, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 740kcal


The Meatballs

The Sauce


  • Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, and the chopped onion and fry until soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the mixed herbs, stock and the tin of chopped tomatoes and stir well.
  • Bring up to a rolling simmer and then reduce the heat until it simmers gently.
  • Time to make the meatballs.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, coadd the beef mince, chopped garlic, herbs and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Combine thoroughly. Place your hands under a cold tap and then mix the mince etc. The wet hands will help you mix without getting covered.
  • When mixed, remove any mixture from your hands into the bowl, rinse your hands again start to roll the meatballs. This quantity of mixture should make 20 meatballs.
  • Place a new frying pan again over a medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • When hot, add the meatballs and fry them gently. Remember to keep turning the balls so the brown on all sides but make sure you do not burn them.
  • I do these in batches of about 6 – 8 meatballs so there is space to move them in my frying pan.
  • When browned, remove the balls from the pan and add them to the sauce. Test the sauce for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  • Continue to simmer the sauce for a further 10 – 12 minutes until the balls are thoroughly cooked.
  • Whilst the sauce is simmering, add a large pan to a high heat. Add water and a good pinch of salt.
  • When boiling, add the spaghetti and cook according to the packet instructions.
  • Bring a large saucepan water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and cook the spaghetti according to the packet
  • instructions.
  • When the spaghetti is cooked, drain well and transfer to the meatball and sauce pan and mix well to combine.
  • Serve hot with a grating of cheese in warmed bowls.


Sodium: 469mg | Calcium: 104mg | Vitamin C: 13mg | Vitamin A: 131IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 986mg | Cholesterol: 71mg | Calories: 740kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 29g | Protein: 34g | Carbohydrates: 85g | Iron: 5mg