What you'll need

Serves 2 (meals)

Meatballs

  • 250g beef mince
  • ½ small onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 20g parmesan, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Salt and black pepper

Tomato sauce

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 200g canned tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

The easy bit

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. To make the meatballs, mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Work mixture with hands until smooth, then shape into 12 balls.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan and brown the meatballs, then place in a roasting dish.
  5. To make the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic for 1 minute.
  6. Add tomatoes, paprika, water, salt, pepper and ½ tablespoon of oregano.
  7. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until reduced and thickened.
  8. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
  9. Scatter over the remaining oregano to serve.

Tip: You can replace the beef mince with chicken mince in this recipe.

Nutritional information per serve

  • Energy 1136kJ
  • Protein 30g
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 4g