Pork and Beef Meatballs with Rigatoni Pasta

Pork and Beef Meatballs with Rigatoni Pasta

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August 28, 2014

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 45 mins
  • Yields: It served 7 (4 young kids and 3 adults)


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


11: Combine mince, garlic, cheese, parsley and breadcrumbs in a bowl.

22: 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.

33: Roll mince mixture into balls of about 20g a ball

44:Transfer mixture into a 5L slow cooker. Add meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

55: 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.)

66: serve with some more parmesian cheese sprinkled on top.

Submitted by Amanda Childs


1 Review

Jodie Leemhuis

June 27, 2018

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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