Mediterranean Meatballs

Mediterranean Meatballs

The flavor of the sauce in these meatballs is sure to impress!

Ingredients:

  • 14oz or 1Lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. Gourmet Garden Fresh Blends™ Mediterranean
  • 1 tbsp. Gourmet Garden Basil
  • 1/3 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Gourmet Garden Garlic
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 28oz (800g) can diced tomatoes
  • 13oz (375g) dried spaghetti
  • Baby spinach leaves to serve

Instructions:

1.  Combine ground beef with 1 tbsp. Gourmet Garden Fresh Blends™ Mediterranean and Gourmet Garden Basil and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls.

2. Heat a large oiled saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and Gourmet Garden Garlic. Cook sauté for 5 minutes or until softened. Add 1 tbsp. Gourmet Garden Fresh Blends™ Mediterranean. Stir to coat.

3. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add meatballs, cook, covered for 5 – 7 minutes. Remove lid. Cook for a further 5 – 7 minutes or until sauce thickens and meatballs are cooked through.

4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling  salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain well. Serve meatball sauce over pasta topped with baby spinach leaves.

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