Number of servings: 4
Cost per serving: R31
Meal Total: R126
Ingredient List (Spaghetti):
250 grams spaghetti
1 teaspoon salt
Ingredient List (Meatballs):
500 grams minced meat *see note below
2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 onion, finely grated
2 slices of bread
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Ingredient List (Sauce):
1 can/400 grams tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 small onion
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
Step 1: Cook spaghetti with 1 teaspoon salt according to the instructions on the packaging.
Step 2: Just before you're about to drain the pasta, remove 1 cup of the pasta water and set aside.
Step 3: Drain the pasta and wash with cold water.
Step 4: Set aside.
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a bowl.
Step 2: Mix well then roll mixture into balls.
Step 3: Place the balls in the fridge and allow it to set for at least 30 minutes.
Step 4: Fry the balls in some oil or air fry them for around 10 minutes or until the balls are caramalised (they do not need to be cooked through completely).
Step 5: Once all the balls are fried, set them aside.
Step 1: Place all of the ingredients into your blender.
Step 2: Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Place the sauce into a medium sized pot over a medium heat.
Step 4: Add the pasta water and allow the mixture to come to a boil and thicken slightly (about 10 minutes).
Step 5: Place meatballs into the sauce and cook for 7 minutes on a low to medium heat.
Step 6: Serve hot with spaghetti.
Notes: If you're using a really lean mince like the one from Woolworths, grate about 50 grams of butter into the meatballs mixture. This will ensure that you don't end up with dry meatballs.