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Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti

Preparation: 5 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves 4, costs under £6.00


  • 1 Lean Pack (500g) Minced Beef
  • ½ Cups (50g) Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons (6g) Mixed Herbs
  • 1 Pinch (1g) Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 (700g) Ready Made Tomato Pasta Sauce With Vegetables
  • ½ Pack (300g) Spaghetti

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Mix the mince, breadcrumbs, herbs and black pepper together in a bowl. Crack the egg and add to the mixture, mix well.
  2. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs.
  3. Cook the meatballs in a frying pan, over a medium heat until they're browned all over.
  4. Cook the spaghetti as instructed on packet.
  5. Once the meatballs have browned, pour the sauce over them and heat through for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with spaghetti.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 435g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
513.00 (26.00%)
Energy Kj
2158.00 (26.00%)
Total Fat
17.00g (24.00%)
Saturated Fat
5.70g (28.00%)
Total Sugars
10.40g (12.00%)
NSP Fibre
1.70g (29.00%)

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