Spaghetti & meatballs

30 Min
very easy
4 People
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Spaghetti and (cheats) meatballs, what can go wrong? An all-time favourite meal to match an all-time favourite Disney movie, “Lady and the Tramp”. Don’t forget to get some ‘Bella notte’ tunes on in time for dinner!

Gluten-friendly option - replacement is gluten free pasta
1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse briefly.

2. Cut cevapcici into thirds and roll into meatballs. Heat a frypan with 1 tbsp oil over medium heat and brown meatballs all over. Cook until nearly cooked through, set aside on a plate. Keep pan over medium heat.

3. Add more oil to the pan if needed. Peel and chop onion, add to pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Add crushed garlic.

4. Stir in tomato sugo, 1 jar water and 1 tsp sugar. Bring to a simmer and return meatballs. Chop thyme and half of the basil (leaves only), add to sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Combine 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp olive oil in the bottom of a serving bowl. Dice tomatoes, capsicum and cucumber, tear remaining basil leaves. Toss with spinach (slice if preferred) in the bowl to combine well with dressing.

6. Serve meatballs in sauce over spaghetti. Top with shaved or grated parmesan and serve with side salad.

Cevapcici can be cut to preferred size or left whole.
From your box:
spaghetti 500g

cevapcici (beef) 1 packet

brown onion 1
garlic 2 cloves

tomato sugo 1 jar (350g)
thyme 1/2 packet
basil 1 packet

tomatoes 2
yellow capsicum 1/2
continental cucumber 1/2
baby spinach 1 bag (60g)

parmesan cheese 1/2 block

From your pantry:
olive + oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, sugar, red wine vinegar