Organic pork meatballs in tomato sauce

Serves 4

  • 2 x packs of Helen Browning’s organic pork meatballs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped 200g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 14oz tin tomatoes
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1 glass red wine
  • Salt & pepper

Heat one tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and gently cook the meatballs until cooked through (approx 10 mins). Remove from pan and drain on kitchen roll.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large saucepan.

Add the chopped onions and cook gently for 5 mins.

Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a further 3 mins.

Add the tinned tomatoes, paprika, wine and salt and pepper to taste.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer and add the meatballs. Cook for another 20 mins.

Serve the meatballs with any pasta (spaghetti, linguine etc) and a good grating of parmesan over the top.

© Copyright Liz Franklin 2014

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Following two years of being ‘highly commended’, our Helen Browning brand organic hot dogs, have now won ‘Gold’ in the Organic Food Awards. They are amazing, we think – what hot dogs used to be like, before they were made of pig skin and old washing up lines all pulped up together! And Helen’s Beef Sirloin, also usually on the menu here, also won ‘Gold’.


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