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Pork and Beef Meatballs with Tagune Sauce


This serves as a tasty meal that the whole family can enjoy.  Children often have more sophisticated tastes than adults imagine.  Suitable for freezing.

Serves 4


Tagine sauce:
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
180g butternut squash, coarsely grated
½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground coriander
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
250ml chicken stock
1 tsp sundried tomato puree
1 tsp honey

125g pork mince
125g beef mince
30g fresh breadcrumbs
15g Parmesan, grated
½ tsp chopped fresh coriander
1 egg yolk
200g pasta


First make the tagine sauce.  Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and butternut squash.  Sauté for 5 minutes then add the ginger.  Add the spices and fry for 1 minute.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Season and simmer for 10 minutes until the onion and squash are soft.  Blend using a hand blender until smooth.  Pour back into the saucepan.

To make the meatballs, put all of the ingredients into a bowl.   Season and mix together, then shape into 20 balls.  Bring the sauce to the boil, then drop in the meatballs in a single layer.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain.  Serve the meatballs with the pasta.
© Annabel Karmel; 100 Family meals; Randomhouse / struik

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