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Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Rating
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Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

This classic Italian recipe is one for all ages! You'll mix British beef mince with grated Italian hard cheese to make tender meatballs, then let them bubble away in a rich tomato sauce. Top it all off with grated cheddar and let the slurping begin!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Cheddar-cheese
40g mature cheddar †
Carrot
1 carrot
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
190g quick cook spaghetti
190g spaghetti †
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
Tin of chopped tomatoes re-sized
1 can of finely chopped tomatoes (400g)
Beef stock mix sachet (5.5g)
1 beef stock mix sachet (11g)
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Spaghetti (190g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of finely chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • beef stock mix sachet (11g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 648 kJ
154 kcal
3744 kJ
891 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.5 g
2.9 g
31.9 g
16.6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
16.5 g
2.6 g
95.3 g
15.1 g
Fibre 1.5 g 8.6 g
Protein 9.4 g 54.1 g
Salt 0.36 g 2.08 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 carrot
carrot
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cow's milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
Spaghetti (190g)
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 can of finely chopped tomatoes (400g)
Tomato, acidity regulator: citric acid
beef stock mix sachet (11g)
chicory extract, yeast extracts, salt, natural flavouring, onion powder, beef bone stock, tomato powder, sunflower oil
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, sulphites, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Add the beef mince, panko breadcrumbs and grated Italian hard cheese to a bowl with a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Using clean hands, give everything a very good mix up until fully combined

Divide the beef mixture into 10 [20] and roll into meatballs

2 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Top, tail, peel and finely dice the carrot[s]

3 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 3 min, turning occasionally, until browned

Once browned transfer the meatballs to a plate and set aside

4 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Return the pan to a medium heat

Tip: Add a drizzle of oil if your pan is looking a little dry!

Once hot, add the chopped carrot and onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 min or until they begin to soften

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

5 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Add the spaghetti to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the spaghetti for 8-10 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the spaghetti and return it to the pot

6 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Meanwhile, dissolve the beef stock mix in 150ml [275ml] boiled water

Once the carrot and onion have softened, add the chopped garlic and cook for 30 secs

Add the chopped tomatoesbeef stock, balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and give everything a good mix up

Add the browned meatballs and cook, covered, for 7-8 min or until cooked through

7 Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

Once the meatballs are cooked through, add the drained spaghetti to the pan and give everything a good mix up until the sauce sticks to the pasta – this is your classic spaghetti & meatballs

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Serve the classic spaghetti & meatballs in bowls

Top with the grated cheddar and season with a grind of black pepper

Enjoy!

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