Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Cheatballs & Tomato Sauce

I call this recipe 'Cheat' balls because it uses store bought fresh meatballs rather than making them from scratch but it's a tasty, fast and filling meal and is really simple to make.


Store bought fresh meatballs (I use a pack of twelve from Morissons and they cost £1.99)
1 Tin of Chopped Tomato's
2 Onions
2 Oxo Cubes
Italian Herbs
Tomato Puree
1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar
Salt and Pepper (optional)


1. Brown meatballs on a medium heat using a non stick saucepan.

2. Add thinly sliced onions to the same saucepan and gently stir for a minute or so.

3. Pour in the tin of chopped tomatoes then fill half of the can with cold water and add that too, add a generous squirt of tomato puree and then crumble in the 2 Oxo cubes and a pinch of the Italian herbs.

4. Simmer for 30 minutes.

5. Stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and continue simmering for another 10 minutes.

Add some salt and pepper (optional) and serve on top of spaghetti, pasta shells or anything else of your choice.

Enjoy! :)

Tip: A great way to bulk this recipe out a bit without adding more meatballs is to grate 1 or 2 carrots into it, I have also added garlic and mushrooms in the past and added some grated cheese on top.

Will you or have you attempted this recipe? what did you think?

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