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Tomato & meatball pasta

Tomato & meatball pasta

Juicy meatballs that all the family will enjoy. The soy sauce really brings out the flavour of the tomatoes - just try it!

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 400g pork mince
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbs breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 100g smoked pancetta, cubed
  • 1 red onion, very finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs rosemary, very finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 30ml water
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • Black pepper
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 500g dried linguine pasta
  • 30g parmesan cheese shavings
  • 2 tbs flat leaf parsley, chopped

What you do:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the pork mince, paprika, parsley, breadcrumbs and Kikkoman Soy Sauce and combine thoroughly. Shape into golf ball sized pieces and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  2. Seal the meatballs in batches in a non stick pan until coloured, this will take around 10-12 mins then set aside. Fry the pancetta until golden then in the same pan add the onion, garlic and rosemary and cook over a medium heat for a further 3 mins. Add the tomatoes, water and chilli powder then return the meatballs to the pan. Simmer for 15-20 mins or until the meatballs are cooked through. Season with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, pepper and the sugar.
  3. Cook the linguine to the packet instructions in boiling salted water.
  4. Add the pasta to the meatballs, stir through and serve with some parmesan shavings and some flat leaf parsley.

Cook's tip:

The meatballs can be made ahead and reheated

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