Seriously….how can you not like meatballs??
I like to make my own with mince, a bit of rice, onion and a nice bit of seasoning.
You could add anything you fancied…..oregano, basil, pine nuts etc
Add the mince and all of the other ingredients to a big bowl and squidge (is there such a word!?) with your hands until it is well combined.
Then shape into wee balls whatever size you and your crew fancy!
Brown them a wee bit, if you want but they can be just popped into the sauce.
Remove meatballs and make the sauce…..
The sauce is equally simple:
Saute onions and a clove of garlic. Chuck in a couple of cans of chopped tomatoes and a squeeze of tomato purée. Sprinkle in some oregano. If you need to adjust the sauce with a wee bit of water if it gets too thick.
Now plop your meatballs in, turn down and simmer gentle for about 50 mins.
It is amazaballs!!
p.s. Special secret that is very child friendly and is totally against my no tin anything policy. You could add a can of tomato soup….kids love it!