Mozzarella Meatballs and Spaghetti

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

These meaty meatballs hold a hidden surprise of melted cheese. Just as nice made with ground lamb or pork.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the meatballs:.
  2. Mix the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, garlic, seasoning, parsley and oregano.
  3. Mix well with damp hands and make 10-12 balls.
  4. Cut the mozzarella into 10-12 chunks.
  5. Flatten each meatball and press a piece of mozarella into the centre. Gather the meat around it and pinch to make sure it is sealed.
  6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry for around 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  7. For the sauce:.
  8. Fry the onion in the pan juices until softened.
  9. Add the tomato paste, orange juice, stock and vinegar.
  10. Bring to the boil, then using a hand blender, puree the sauce a little.
  11. Return the meatballs to the pan and simmer for 25 minutes until cooked through.
  12. Just before serving add the olives. Serve with spaghetti.