Spaghetti & Lamb Meatballs
with Oregano Tomato Sauce
We’ve put a twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs by using flavoursome lamb mince and adding nutritious spinach to the sauce. And don’t forget to try our clever trick of stirring some of the pasta sauce through the spaghetti before serving – it gets every bite infused with flavour and stops the spaghetti from sticking.
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Greek spice blend
(Contains Gluten; May be present: Egg, Soy. )
diced tomatoes with garlic & olive oil
baby spinach leaves
Not included in your delivery
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Finely chop the brown onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Pick and finely chop the oregano leaves. Cut the zucchini into 1cm chunks.
In a medium bowl, combine the lamb mince, fine breadcrumbs, eggs, Greek spice blend and the salt. Using damp hands, take 1 tbs of the lamb mixture and shape into a small meatball. Set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. You should get about 20 meatballs.
Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and cook for 9 minutes, or until ‘al dente’. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, drain the pasta, then return to the saucepan and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking. While the pasta is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the lamb meatballs and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until browned (the meatballs will continue cooking in step 5). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat and add another drizzle of olive oil if needed. Add the onion, garlic, oregano and zucchini and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the diced tomatoes with garlic & olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar and the reserved pasta water to the pan. TIP: Adding sugar to your sauce balances out the acidity from the tomatoes.
Crumble the beef stock cubes into the sauce and bring to the boil. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Cover with a lid or foil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through. Add the baby spinach leaves to the pan, increase the heat to high and cover for 1 minute or until just wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add a large spoonful of the sauce to the cooked spaghetti and toss to coat. Divide the spaghetti, lamb meatballs and remaining tomato sauce with spinach and zucchini between plates. Sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan cheese. TIP: For kids, follow our serving suggestion in the main photo!