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    Spiced Pork Meatballs in Tomato and Coriander Sauce

    Meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce make a delicious family lunch or supper dish - you can adjust the amount of spice to suit your family's taste. Serve the meatballs with creamy mashed potato or pasta, and a watercress salad.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • The meatballs:
    • 500g Waitrose Farmhouse or Waitrose British Ground Pork
    • ½ medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
    • 55g fresh white breadcrumbs
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • Pepper
    • 25g plain flour
    • 1 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
    • ½ tsp ground coriander
    • Salt
    • 1tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
    • The sauce:
    • Pepper
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 x 400g can Waitrose Italian Tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • ½ tsp ground coriander
    • ½ tsp ground paprika
    • Salt
    • 1 tbsp fresh coriander


    1. To make the meatballs, place all the ingredients, except the flour and oil, into a bowl and thoroughly mix. Sprinkle a little flour onto the work surface, make 16 balls with the meat mixture and roll them in flour.
    2. Heat the oil and gently fry the meatballs for about 6-8 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a warm plate.
    3. To make the sauce, place the olive oil and onion in a pan and cook until the onion is soft. Add the tomatoes with their juices and the remaining ingredients and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    4. Place the meatballs in the sauce and continue simmering for a further 4-5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and there is no pink meat. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water.
    5. Serve immediately.

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