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Meatballs Parmigiana with Garlic, Basil and Parmesan

Impress your family by making something different. For some reason meatballs always makes me thing of Grandma’s cooking!
Brought to you from the 2019 MOM and WOW Diary.

INGREDIENTS:
500g beef mince
1 brown onion, coarsely grated
1 carrot, coarsely grated
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 x 400g cans diced Italian tomatoes
55g tomato paste
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
1 cup grated Parmesan

Serves 6

PREPARATION:
Step 1 : Place the mince, onion, carrot and 2 garlic cloves in a bowl.
Use your hands to mix until well combined.
Shape the mixture into balls about 4cm in diameter.
Step 2 : Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Add half the
meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until well
browned. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
Step 3 : Bring tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and remaining garlic
to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and
simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Step 4 : Add meatballs to sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan. Cook over
low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

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