Mini Meatballs with Pasta

Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
30 minutes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup (60mL) water
  • 150g beef mince
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion, extra
  • ½ small carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • Spray oil for cooking
  • 1/3 cup (30g) small pasta
How to make
  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add onion, cook 2 minutes or until just tender; add tomatoes and water; bring to the boil; simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mince, extra onion, carrot and parsley in a small bowl; mix well; shape into nine mini meatballs; heat a medium frying pan over high heat; spray with oil; add meatballs, cook just until well browned.
  3. Add meatballs to sauce; simmer a further 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain; serve with 3 meatballs and 1/3 of the sauce.

Remaining sauce and meatballs can be divided in half and frozen for later use.
Sauce makes 3 serves; for each serve, cook 1/3 cup (30g) small pasta.
Add ½ cup (60g) frozen peas to sauce when the meatballs are added.

Mini Meatballs with Pasta