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Meatballs Italian

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Introduction

a delicious dish of pork savoury meatballs served in a bolognese type sauce. served on top of tagliatelle pasta coated in a rich cheese sauce.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

  • ½ kilogram ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon italian mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can tomato
  • 1 broth cube (or gravy powder)
  • tagliatelle
  • ⅖ litre milk
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 28 grams butter
  • 113 grams grated cheese
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch

Method

Meatballs Italian is a community recipe submitted by laine and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • make breadcrumbs with slice of bread in a food processor. add pork garlic Italian herbs egg . whizz until smooth. make into small meatballs put on a baking tray and bake in med oven for approx 40 minutes. remove from oven.
  • make tomato sauce. into a saucepan put salt pepper tinned tomatoes onion (chopped) bring to boil and slowly add bisto to thicken.
  • add meatballs to sauce and allow to simmer. in a saucepan make cheese sauce.
  • melt 1 oz butter add salt and pepper remove from heat stir in cornstarch. and mustard. using a whisk gradually add 1 pint milk and bring to boil until thickened. take off the heat and add cheese. stir well until cheese has melted.
  • boil tagliatelle in large pan of boiling salted water until cooked. drain pasta, leave in saucepan and add cheese sauce to pasta stir to coat.
  • to serve. pile cheese sauce coated pasta onto each plate, top with meatballs and sauce, sprinkle with chopped basil leaves. and parmesan cheese serve with chunks of hot fresh bread to mop up sauce.
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