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Guest Recipe

Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce


  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 cloves of garlic – minced
  • Zest of a lemon
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • ½ a cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • Pepper


  • 1 jar of Maison Therese Tomato Chilli Pasta Sauce
  • 1 can cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of parsley
  • ½ a brown onion – diced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper
  • 2 zucchini’s – ribboned
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • Basil & parmesan to serve

Serves 4


  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 fan bake.
  2. Dice the onion, cook it in a large pan in some oil until it is soft.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine the mince, garlic, panko, ricotta, lemon zest, pepper egg and half of the cooked onions.
  4. In an oven bake dish, fry the pine nuts until lightly toasted. Add the remaining half of the cooked onions, add the pasta sauce and tomato sauce, some salt and then stir in the pepper and zucchini.
  5. Make the meatballs (this should make 16).
  6. Lightly brown the balls in a hot pan then add them into the sauce.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and then sprinkle over some parmesan and basil.
  8. Serve with some crunchy garlic bread.

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