Lamb meatballs in a sweet tomato sauce


  • 500g minced lamb
  • Dried thyme
  • Small handful of finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetables stock paste
  • 1 carrot, grated (adds extra hidden vegetables and makes the sauce sweeter)
  • 2 dried bay leaves


  1. Combine mince, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, small handful of finely chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan and salt and pepper
  2. Roll into large meatballs
  3. Saute the onion and garlic on a low to medium heat with olive oil until the onion is soft
  4. Add the meatballs and brown on both sides
  5. Add a tin of tomatoes to the pan plus a few tins of water, until the meatballs are just covered
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1 tablespoon of vegetable stock paste to the pan and carefully stir until combined
  7. Add 1 grated carrot to the pan and 2 bay leaves broken into large pieces
  8. Carefully mix until all the ingredients are combined then turn the heat down to low
  9. Simmer the meatballs for 30 to 40 minutes or until the sauce has thickenedMaker:S,Date:2017-8-31,Ver:6,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar02,E:Y
  10. Serve meatballs with roasted vegetables or pasta topped with parmesan cheese


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