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Hello my foodie friends!

Today’s yummy recipe is a dinner both my hubby and Heids are very fond of, mighty meatballs!

    Where I don’t eat meat myself, I don’t cook with it very often but on the days my husband really misses it I tend to whip up something nice and easy.




 500 grams beef mince

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

2 spring onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs 

1 garlic clove, minced 

zest of a lemon 

1 egg  


700 ml passata 

400g tin diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 

1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (350F).

Place the mince, bread crumbs, spring onion, dried mixed herbs, garlic, lemon zest and egg in a large bowl and mix to combine using your hands.


 Using your hands, pick up a small amount and shape into balls. Set aside.

To make the sauce, pour the passata, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and sugar into a large oven proof casserole dish and mix to combine.

Add the meatballs, cover and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for a further 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to the boil, add pasta and cook according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside. 

Add the pasta to the cooked meatballs and mix to combine. Serve with a little grated parmesan cheese. Oh, and finally, prepare to get messy mummas!!

I hope your family enjoy this recipe, adapted from my lovely little lunchbox.  



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