Spaghetti with Pork Meatballs



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Serves: 4 people


Prep: 30 mins


Cooking: 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g bottle Italian tomato pasta sauce
  • ½ cup beef or chicken stock
  • Salt and black pepper, for seasoning
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan and basil leaves, to serve

Pork Meatballs:

  • 500g Otway Pork mince
  • 1 small brown onion, finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan
  • ⅓ cup panko or dried breadcrumbs


Step 1
To make the pork meatballs, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Using about 2 tbsp per meatball, roll mixture into balls. Place onto a tray, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 2
Heat oil in a deep, large frying pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs, turning often, for 5 minutes or until evenly browned. Transfer meatballs to a plate and set aside.

Step 3
Reduce the heat to medium. Add pasta sauce and stock to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to the boil.

Step 4
Add meatballs to pan. Stir to coat in tomato sauce. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Step 5
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted water following packet directions. Drain spaghetti. Serve meatballs and sauce with spaghetti. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and basil leaves to serve.

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