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Italian Meatballs And Pasta



  • 450g (1 lb) lean minced beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablesp. fresh herbs i.e. basil, parsley or chives, chopped
  • 1-2 teasp. chilli sauce
  • Salt and black pepper

Tomato Sauce:

  • 5-6 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablesp. fresh herbs, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 350g (12 oz) pasta i.e. tagliatelle, cooked and kept warm
  • Olive oil
Italian Meatballs And Pasta


  • Mix the meatball ingredients together.
  • Shape into meatballs.
  • Mix the tomato sauce ingredients together, plus a little olive oil and seasoning and set aside.
  • Heat a little oil in a large pan and cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes or until no pink meat remains at the centre and the juices run clear.
  • Add the tomato mixture and pasta.
  • Toss well and serve.