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I came home after work to nothing in the fridge 😦 and I really didn’t feel like going food shopping. Thankfully I had some mince in the freezer and an onion, so I thought I’d make some meatballs and I got a thumbs up from my lunch club at work when I brought the left-overs in, I always use this as my thermometer of success.

I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes, only canned ones so I thought I’d try adding cumin to give my sauce a bit more flavour.

What you will need:
(feeds 3)

400 grams of mince
1 onion
1 tbs of cumin
Chilli flakes (to taste)
Stock cube
2 tbs Soy sauce
1 tbs of sugar
2 garlic cloves
Thyme (or any other herb you fancy)
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Spaghetti

In a bowl put you mince and add to it chopped garlic, chilli flakes, thyme, salt and pepper and massage together. You can also add an egg, but I didn’t have one and it worked fine without. Make small balls of meat (you can make them the size you want), I made them about the size of brussel sprouts.

In a sauce pan heat your oil and add the onions, after 1 minute add the cumin, stock cube, soy sauce, sugar, tyme and salt and pepper. Stir ingredients and once it comes to boil add the meatballs, cook for 5 minutes and then turn the heat down and let it simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

Ps:
You can simmer your tomato sauce for longer if you have time before adding your meatballs. You can also fry your meatballs in a pan before adding them to your sauce, all depends on how hungry you are 🙂

Mel

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