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Friday Fake-A-Way: Mouthwatering Meatballs With Just Eight Ingredients

When it comes to Friday, our energy levels are generally running pretty low and the thought of cooking two or three different dishes to keep all the members of the family happy is not appealing in the slightest. That’s why recipes like this one for tasty meatballs are so handy as they’re substantial enough to…

When it comes to Friday, our energy levels are generally running pretty low and the thought of cooking two or three different dishes to keep all the members of the family happy is not appealing in the slightest.

That’s why recipes like this one for tasty meatballs are so handy as they’re substantial enough to satisfy a big appetite but will still get the thumbs up from the little ones.

This simple recipe has only eight ingredients (perfect for when the cupboard stocks are running low!) but it’s very forgiving so feel free to add whatever you please!

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Here’s what you’ll need…

Minced meat

Pasta (we recommend papardelle to hold loads of the yummy sauce)

Two cloves of garlic

One tin of plum tomatoes

One onion

One chilli (optional)

One chicken stock cube

Parmesan cheese

Here’s what you’ll need to do…

Chop up your chilli finely and take out the seeds if you want a milder flavour

Chop up your onion and garlic as small as possible

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Take half of your garlic, onion and chilli and mix it up in a bowl with your hands

Roll your mix into balls (about the size of a golf ball)

Add some oil to a pan and slowly cook the other half of your onion, chilli and garlic mix. It will smell amazing and be careful not to burn!

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Next, add your meatballs to the pan and keep them moving until they start to get brown

Add your tomatoes to the pan, crush them with a wooden spoon and stir

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Mix your stock cube with about half a pint of boiling water and then pour into the pan

Simmer for 15 minutes as the sauce thickens

While you’re waiting, grate your parmesan cheese

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Once the sauce is nearly ready, put your pasta on the boil

Drain your pasta, add the meatballs and sauce on top, finish with the cheese and you’ve got an unbelievably tasty dinner in no time!

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