This week I have taken a chilli burger idea and made it into a chilli meatball dish. With this recipe you can make either.
This is what I did...
Chilli Meatball Pasta
500g lean mince beef (£4)
1 red onion, chopped (19p)
1/2 red chilli, seeds removed and chopped (15p)
150g button mushrooms, quartered (65p)
1 green pepper (79p)
2 garlic cloves, crushed (25p)
430g tomato passata with basil (89p)
1 - Place the mince beef in a large mixing bowl and add half of the chopped onion, red chilli, 1 teaspoon of oregano and a good glug of Worcester sauce.
2 - Using your hands combine all of the ingredients and shape the meatballs.
3 - Heat a large frying pan and dry fry the meatballs over a medium heat until browned off.
4 - Cook the pasta as per instructions.
5 - Add the remaining onions, mushrooms, garlic, green pepper and 1 teaspoon of oregano to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
6 - Pour over the passata and cook for a further 10 minutes before serving with the pasta.
These meatballs have a real kick to them thanks to the chilli, if you like more of a mild dish reduce the amount of chilli. This is a great meal which the whole family are sure to enjoy!
I made this meal for just £7.21. That is just £1.44 per serving.