Sprotts Sausage Meatballs

This delicious dish takes approximately 25 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. It’s really quick and easy but most importantly a meal all of the family can enjoy.

Recipe serves four.

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • One packet of Sprotts sausages (butchers style or thins) if you aren’t able to get Sprotts, be sure to buy a premium sausage with a high meat content
  • One tin chopped tomatoes
  • One teaspoon smoked paprika
  • One medium brown onion (or half a cup of diced frozen onion)
  • One cup of fresh or frozen chopped mixed peppers
  • Two cloves crushed garlic (or half a teaspoon of garlic granules
  • One teaspoon granulated sugar
  • One teaspoon granulated coffee
  • Twelve fresh basil leaves
  • Worcester sauce
  • One tablespoon tomato purée
  • One teaspoon Lidl Italiamo ground chilli in olive oil

 

 

Method

 

Using a sharp pair of scissors cut sausages into 2cm balls, if you are using Sprotts sausages you can leave the skins on as they are a fantastic quality – other sausages may need the skin removed

Over a medium heat fry the meatballs for approximately ten minutes or until they are golden brown in colour

Add onions, peppers and garlic placing the lid on the saucepan and cooking for a further three minutes

Add chilli purée, you can obviously add more for a spicier flavour however one teaspoon is enough heat for a toddler

Add chopped tomatoes, a couple of dashes of Worcester sauce, tomato purée, sugar and coffee

Finally, wash and tear basil (do not chop or you will lose flavour) and add to the sauce

Simmer on low for 30 minutes, serve with pasta and ciabatta garlic bread

Enjoy,

Lucy x

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