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What to cook with pasta and minced meat: ideas for a quick lunch and dinner

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for pasta with meatballs in tomato sauce. Source: Pexels

If all you have at home is pasta and minced meat, these two simple products can be the basis for a delicious and satisfying dish. And one of the best options is pasta with meatballs in sauce. Simple, quick, and delicious – everything you need for a perfect lunch or dinner.

Popular chef Vasyl Mishlen shared a recipe for pasta with meatballs in tomato sauce on his Instagram page.

Recipe for pasta with meatballs in tomato sauce

Ingredients:

  • minced beef – 300 g
  • onion – 1 pc
  • eggs – 1 pc
  • oregano – 1 tsp
  • chili flakes – 1 tsp
  • breadcrumbs – 5 tbsp
  • salt – 1 tsp
  • butter - 20 g
Meatballs in tomato sauce for pasta
  • tomato sauce – 400 ml
  • garlic – 5 cloves
  • dried basil – 1 tsp
  • sugar – 1 tsp
  • spaghetti – 300 g

Method of preparation:

1. For the meatballs, mix the minced meat, chopped onion, egg, oregano, chili, pepper, breadcrumbs and salt.

2. Form the meatballs. Fry in butter. Fry on all sides.

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3. Then add chopped green onions and garlic. Also, add tomato paste. Simmer for a few minutes.

4. Pour a little water, add basil and sugar.

Meatballs in sauce in a pan

5. Meanwhile, boil the pasta.

6. Mix the cooked pasta with the meatballs.

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