Lean beef meatballs

Saucy balls of meat on tagliatelle in a scrummy tomato sauce

Ingredients

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300g of 5% beef mince ⁣⁣⁣

150g of Tagliatelle ⁣⁣

Tin of plum tomatoes ⁣⁣⁣

100g of passata ⁣⁣⁣

1 medium egg ⁣⁣⁣

5g of plain flour⁣⁣⁣

Worcestershire sauce (few splashes)

200ml beef stock ⁣⁣⁣

40ml red wine⁣⁣⁣

1 shallot⁣⁣⁣

1 garlic clove ⁣⁣⁣

100g button mushrooms ⁣⁣⁣

Tbsp tomato purée ⁣⁣⁣

Season to taste ⁣⁣⁣

 

Method

Start by prepping the shallot and garlic by chopping finely, then wash and dice the mushrooms.

Next mix beef with the egg, flour, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Once this is all mixed together, roll into small meatballs. 

Place the meatballs onto a baking tray (you can spray the tray with 1cal to stop them sticking). Place in a pre heated fan oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes, turning half way. 

Straight away you can soften onion, garlic and mushrooms in a frying pan with hot oil. Once softened, add in plum tomatoes, passata, and tomato puree gradually, stirring as you go. Season to taste (salt, pepper, pinch of chili powder and italian seasoning).

Add the red wine and beef stock gradually whilst stirring. 

Once the meatballs are cooked, add to the sauce and allow to simmer. Taste, and add more seasoning if needed. 

Whilst the sauce is simmering, cook your tagliatelle according to the instructions on the packet. 

Once the pasta is ready, drain, rinse and plate up, topping with your yummy meatballs and sauce.

 

Nutrition

Calories - 617⁣⁣⁣

Protein - 51⁣⁣⁣

Carbs - 61⁣⁣⁣

Fat - 15