Meat balls 

Looking for what to pair with spaghetti… Here is your answer

Ingredients

450g minced meat /ground beef

2 scotch bonnet/atarodo (blended)

2 spoons full bread crumbs

Quarter cup vegetable oil

3 fresh garlic cloves (grated)

1 fresh ginger root (grated)

Small bunch parsley leafs or 2 spoons full parsley flakes

2 crushed stock cubes

1/2 tsp white pepper

1 tsp curry powder

1 egg

1 tsp thyme

Salt to taste

Procedure

Season minced meat with grated garlic, ginger, stock cubes, thyme, curry powder, scotch bonnet,parsley leafs /parsley flakes and salt to taste and mix properly.

Add bread crumbs and egg to the minced meat and mix properly.

Roll minced meat with your palms to acquire small balls of seasoned minced meat.

Heat the vegetable oil in a non sticky frying pan

Arrange meat balls on the pan carefully and fry on both sides until meat is well fried on a low heat.

Now remove from the oil and place in a colander And allow to cool down while you prepare tomato sauce.

To prepare meat balls sauce

Procedure

Heat a quarter cup of vegetable oil and the oil residue from the meat balls (that is the oil you used in frying the meat balls before) in a pot, add 1 diced onion then add blended tomatoes into the pot of oil also.

Now add little potash or baking powder to get rid of the sour taste from tomatoes. stir fry on medium heat for 15mins or untill the oil puree settles at the top of the pot.

Now add stock cubes, grated fresh garlic and fresh ginger, curry, and little parsley leaves.

Stir fry for another 5mins.

Now carefully drop meat balls into the pot of tomato sauce and carefully stir to combine.

Allow to simmer on low heat for 15mins.

Turn off the cooker an serve with spaghetti, rice etc.

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