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Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce (Syn Free)

Discussion in 'Slimming World Recipes' started by SlimmingKitchen, 7 February 2011 Social URL.

  1. SlimmingKitchen

    SlimmingKitchen Gold Member

    ♥ Italian Meatballs in tomato sauce ♥
    Serves: 4
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cook time: 25 minutes
    Syns per serving:
    Extra Easy FREE Original FREE Green 5.5

    40g/12oz extra lean minced beef
    ½ small onion, grated
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    2 tbsps chopped parsley
    salt and ground black pepper
    1 egg, beaten
    chopped parsley, to garnish

    for the tomato sauce:
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 x 398g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
    1 level tbsp tomato puree
    1 tsp chopped basil or oregano
    salt and ground black pepper
    ½ tsp artificial sweetener


    1. Make the meatballs. Put the minced beef, onion, garlic, cumin, parsley and seasoning in a large bowl and mix well together. Bind with the beaten egg and then divide into 16 small portions.

    2. Roll each one into a small ball, using your hands. Place the meatballs under a preheated hot grill and cook for about 10 minutes, until they are starting to brown and the fat stops dripping out of them.

    3. Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

    4. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce in the pan, cover and cook gently over a low heat for about 15 minutes, until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley and pasta of your choice.

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  3. Rackylou

    Rackylou New Member

    Hiya thanks for this, just made it, it was gorgeous! was this from the new italian cookbook? :) x
  4. dancingqueen1987

    dancingqueen1987 Operation Fight the Fat!

    that looks great, I'll be trying that soon :)
  5. kate2962

    kate2962 Full Member

    looks really good thanks for sharing the recipe
  6. Debbie_1986

    Debbie_1986 Member

    trying this right now! bought mince the other day and just realised it goes out of date :( so found this brill recipie! x
  7. SlimmingKitchen

    SlimmingKitchen Gold Member

    Glad you enjoyed the recipe.
    I found the recipe on the Slimming World website. xxx
  8. clairew

    clairew Full Member

    looks fab going to have to make this xxx
  9. livvib

    livvib Member

    look forward to tying this on thursday with pork, sounds yummy
  10. Meliososo

    Meliososo Full Member

    Will be making this tonight thank you :)
  11. livvib

    livvib Member

    Made this with pork and was delicious. Also had done left so made some pork patties for breakfast, although my Oh ate them as a snack.... Must hide them in future.
  12. SlimmingKitchen

    SlimmingKitchen Gold Member

  13. Lucy_Jucie

    Lucy_Jucie Silver Member

    Gunna try these tonight.
  14. sezkamcc

    sezkamcc Member

    This looks yummy, will definately be making it when I eventually remember to buy mince again lol
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