Meatballs with cherry tomato sauce and tagliatelle

Meatballs with cherry tomato sauce and tagliatelle

Get dinner on the table in under half an hour with this quick and easy recipe using beef mince from The Hairy Bikers


For the meatballs
For the tomato sauce
To serve

Preparation method

  1. For the meatballs, tip all of the meatball ingredients, apart from the oil, into a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then use your hands to thoroughly mix everything together. Divide the mixture into ten evenly sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball, then flatten slightly so they will cook more quickly.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat then add the meatballs and fry for 5-6 minutes, turning once or twice, or until golden-brown on both sides and cooked through.

  3. For the sauce, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the garlic and chilli and fry for one minute. Tip in the tomatoes, increase the heat to high, and simmer for five minutes to reduce slightly then season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Finely shred the basil leaves and stir them into the sauce.

  5. To serve, spoon the hot tagliatelle into a wide bowl, place the meatballs on top, pour over the cherry tomato sauce, scatter with parmesan and garnish with a sprig of basil.

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