Vegiful Spaghetti and Meatballs

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April 15, 2019

Vegiful Spaghetti and Meatballs 5 0 5 1

Full of extra hidden veg to hide from your fussy kids! It’s a delicious full flavoured sauce that slightly thickens as it cooks due to the rice in the meatballs. A family favourite and so quick and easy to make.

  • Prep: 6 hrs
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 6 hrs

    4 hrs

    10 hrs

  • Yields: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Meatballs

500gm beef mince

1 med. grated zucchini

1 med. grated carrot

3 heaped Tbs uncooked rice

1 egg

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 tsp salt

Sauce

1 tin crushed tomatoes

1 tin condensed tomato soup

1 small onion very finely diced

1/4 cup bbq sauce

2 level tsp English or American Mustard

1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp powdered beef stock

1 tsp garlic powder

Small handful of fresh basil or 1 tsp of dried herb of choice.

Directions

1Mix together meatball ingredients in a bowl with your hands very well until the protein of the meat changes and goes more paste like.

2Roll into balls and place in slow cooker.

3Mix the sauce ingredients all together in the bowl you used for your meatballs to save dishes, then pour over meatballs.

4Cook on high 4 hours, low for 6.

5Resist stirring meatballs until 1/2 hour before serving.

6Serve with favourite pasta.

Notes

1Full of extra hidden veg to hide from your fussy kids! It’s a delicious full flavoured sauce that slightly thickens as it cooks due to the rice in the meatballs. A family favourite and so quick and easy to make.

2Remember to really work that meatball mix. If you think it’s well mixed, mix a bit more! It ensures your meatballs don’t fall apart during cooking. And resist stirring till the last half hour of cooking.

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Submitted by Kirsten Crack

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1 Review

Jan Dobson

August 5, 2019

This was so easy to make and very tasty. I decided to serve with extra vegetables instead of spaghetti but otherwise I followed the recipe as above. Enjoyed by everyone who ate it. Will become a regular dish in my household 🙂

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