Pork and Beef Meatballs with Rigatoni Pasta

Submitted by Amanda Childs

Pork and Beef Meatballs with Rigatoni Pasta

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 kg pork and beef mince combined (I did 500g of each).
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesian cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 500g tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 350g rigatoni pasta


  • 1: Combine mince, garlic, cheese, parsley and breadcrumbs in a bowl.
  • 2: Heat Oil in a saucepan over medium heat Add onion and celery . Cook stirring for 4 minutes or until onion has softened. Add tomato paste, sugar and 6 cups of water. Stir through.
  • 3: Roll mince mixture into balls of about 20g a ball
  • 4:Transfer mixture into a 5L slow cooker. Add meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • 5: Add Pasta and cook for a further 45 minutes.(I also added 4 tablespoons of cornflour to 1 cup of water to thicken the juices when I added the pasta in.)
  • 6: serve with some more parmesian cheese sprinkled on top.

1 thought on “Pork and Beef Meatballs with Rigatoni Pasta”

  1. Jodie Leemhuis

    OMG this recipe is amazing and the whole family loved it!!!Thank you do much for the recipe Amanda Child’s 🙂 I used pre-made meatballs, added garlic to the onion and celery, replaced 2 of the 6 cups of water for 2 cups of beef stock and used brown sugar instead! Delicious rated 10/10 from this household 🙂

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