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    Organic Meatballs In A Fennel And Tomato Sauce

    • Organic
    • Children's
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes to 45 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
    • 2 organic garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 1 small organic fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped
    • 1 organic carrot, chopped
    • 150ml Kallo Organic Beef Stock
    • 2 x 400g cans organic chopped tomatoes
    • 2 x 300g packs Waitrose 20 British Organic Free Range Pork Meatballs
    • 20g pack fresh organic flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    • 450g Waitrose Wholesome Buckwheat Fusilli pasta, cooked, to serve


    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the garlic, fennel and carrot, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
    2. Pour in the hot stock and cook for 1-2 minutes, then tip in the tomatoes plus half an empty tomato can of water. Season and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly. Remove from the heat.
    3. Blend the sauce until smooth, using an electric hand blender. Add the meatballs and carefully stir to coat with the sauce. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, or until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Add the parsley and serve with the cooked pasta.

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    Cook's tips

    To prepare a fennel bulb, trim the root and leaves, remove the tough outer layer, then cut in half and chop as you would an onion.

    Our recipe cards for children provide 50 per cent or less of the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) of calories, fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar for children aged between 5-10 years.

    Drinks recommendation

    Serve with a glass of Waitrose Apple, Pear & Blackcurrant Juice.


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