Quick Family Meatballs with Melted Mozzarella
For this recipe I don’t brown the meatballs first, mainly because the first time I made it I forgot to brown them so they just cooked slowly in the sauce, apparently they were a lot nicer this way!
You’ll tend to find my recipes aren’t very ‘measured’ I’m more of a toss it in and see what happens kinda cook!
The good stuff.
- Meatballs (i’m always in a rush so buy ready rolled organic meatballs from Ocado)
- Onion (sometimes I use chopped, frozen onion for speed & ease)
- Garlic salt or chopped frozen garlic
- Mixed Herbs
- Fresh Basil
- Chopped mozzarella (1 pack, I use low fat mozzarella)
- 1 brown sugar lump (optional)
- salt and pepper
- tomato puree
- 1tbsp of olive oil
Cook the onions, garlic, herbs & basil with the oil
Add the passata and stir
Add the meatballs and cook on medium heat for 10 mins stirring occasionally
Add sugar lump and the mozzarella
Stir so the mozzarella melts and leave to simmer for another 10 mins
You may find the mozzarella separates but don’t worry!
Add the tomato puree (I use one mini can) and stir in continuously, this will thicken everything and make it less separate.
Season with a little salt and pepper and leave to simmer on a low heat for another 10 mins or so.
I will leave it on very low heat to keep it warm until the family is ready to eat it.
Alternatively to keep it warm you can put it in an oven proof dish with a lid on and pop in the oven at low heat (around 150)
Serve with pasta, or rice a nice fresh green salad & some crispy garlic bread! If your own a low carb diet just have the meatballs & salad!