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    Easy spaghetti meatball arrabbiata

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    Easy spaghetti meatball arrabbiata

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    400g pack essential Waitrose British Beef Mince 5% Fat
    50g Cooks’ Ingredients Soft White Breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp essential Waitrose Grated Parmigiano Reggiano, plus extra to serve
    1 tsp dried oregano or rosemary
    1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg
    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 x 345g jars Waitrose Arrabbiata sauce
    300g Giuseppe Cocco Spaghetti

    Method

    1. In a large bowl, mix together the mince, breadcrumbs, Parmigiano Reggiano, dried herbs and the egg. Firmly shape the mixture into 20 evenly sized balls.

    2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the meatballs for 5 minutes until nicely browned. Pour over the arrabbiata sauce and simmer gently for a further 5–8 minutes until the meatballs are completely cooked through and the sauce is piping hot.

    3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti for 9 minutes, according to packet instructions.

    4. Drain the pasta, lightly toss together with the meatballs and sauce then divide between 4 bowls. Serve with an extra sprinkling of Parmigiano and a good grinding of black pepper.

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    Cook’s tips

    Use slightly dampened hands to make rolling the meatballs easier.

    Feeding young children? Swap the fiery Arrabbiata for Napoletana sauce.

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