Healthier Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce
Healthier Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce



  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 2 chopped red onions
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • For the Sauce
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chopped red onions
  • 6 chopped garlic cloves
  • 450g passata
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 sliced red peppers
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • Preheat the oven to 200C and brush an oven dish with olive oil. Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl and shape into 25 small meatballs. Place on the oven dish and bake for 20 mins or until browned.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by frying the onions in the olive oil for 3 mins to soften, then stirring in the garlic and cooking - covered - for 4 mins more. Add the passata and some seasoning, then stir through the paprika and cook for 3 mins. Mix in the peppers, rosemary and tomatoes, and cook - covered - for 15 mins. Add the browned meatballs to the sauce, cook for 15 mins more, then remove from the heat and leave to stand for 10 mins before serving.
45 mins
4 serving

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