I have mentioned a few times that we really try to reduce the amount of meat we eat these days. For ethical, environmental and health reasons. But hey. We ain’t going that deep.
This meatball dish will feed up to 6 adults (think 2 meals for a family…) and has only 250g meat. And HONESTLY, no one will know.
So it is cheap, easy and well, good for you.
- Olive oil spray
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 zucchini, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 slices of bread, processed into breadcrumbs
- 250g mushrooms, minced
- 1 cup grated cheese
- 250g mince meat (whatever you like! Chicken works for us..)
- 1 jar passata
- Raw sugar, sea salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons pesto OPTIONAL
- 1 packet spaghetti, enough for your crew, we use Barilla Gluten Free
- Spray a good 5 seconds of olive oil in a large frypan, add the onion, zucchini and garlic. Cook until soft. Remove ¼ of the mix, then add the passata, 2 cups water and pesto if you are keen. Bring up to a simmer and add some sugar, salt and pepper to your taste.
- Meanwhile... In a medium bowl combine the breadcrumbs, mushrooms, cheese, meat and the onion mix you put aside, season with salt & pepper.
- Heat another pan and spray well with olive oil. Roll veggie mix into walnut sized balls until your pan is full, cook on all sides and add to passata mix until all your balls are done.
- Boil some water and cook your pasta.
- Stir the pasta through the sauce and serve!