If you like Italian food, then meatballs has to be on your list of dishes you enjoy. Well instead of buying pre-made meatballs, you can make your own and they are so much better fr you a tastier for sure.
The best part about making your own meatballs is that you know exactly what is in the meatballs and you control what flavourings also go into them. If you want particular herbs, spice or other ingredients such as onions, you are in control to do so, just make them and enjoy them.
Not only can the meatballs be made the way you want, but so can the tomato sauce. If I can say one thing, that is please don’t use a jar sauce, when a simple tomato sauce is so easy to make and again, this can be personalised however you want.
Slimming World Meatballs
This is one of the favourite slimming world dinner recipes that we enjoy, it’s something we can both get stuck into and something we can both enjoy. I know some people don’t like making slimming world meatballs as it takes a bit of time in the kitchen but I find some of the best conversations happen in the kitchen so I want to spend as much time there as possible.
Half of this recipe is going to give you the slimming world meatballs recipe and the other will give you the slimming world pasta sauce recipe and hopefully you’ll like both. This is a slimming world pork meatballs recipe although I’m sure you can use any meat to make the meatballs, turkey meatballs sound inventive and like they’d sound quite nice!
Slimming World Pasta Sauce Recipe
When it comes to slimming world pasta recipes this is definitely one of them! This is a really easy and simple slimming world sauce to make, it’s got hardly any syns in and it’s full of all that goodness you need in a dish so you don’t have to cover it with cheese!
Pork Meatballs Slimming World Syns
So you’ll be wanting to know how many slimming world syns are in this meatball recipe, I’m happy to say not as many as you’d think! Well, actually this is syn free, so you can enjoy this syn free meal.
That means you can enjoy this recipe and not worry about the syns. The only way that this will change is if you start adding ingredients that need synning, you will have to take that on board as you are making and adapting the recipe. The only real changes that I would make myself would maybe add some cheese to the meatball mixture or over the top once it is dished up.
Pork Meatballs Recipe Cost
When you are making any recipe, you need to get the best and healthiest ingredients to cook with, there is no exception with this. You have to get mince with the lowest fat content, this is usually 5% or less, as soon as you have anything higher, you will need to syn the mince.
What I am not saying is go out and buy organic everything, that would be crazy and cost a lot. Just be sensible when it comes to the protein you are getting, you may have to pay a little bit more, but you will benefit from it.
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Pork Meatball and Tomato Sauce Recipe
Slimming World Pork Meatballs With Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe
- Large Deep Frying Pan / Skillet
- Wooden Spatula
- Large Bowl – to mix meatballs
- 500 g Pork Mince 5% Fat or Lower
- 200 g Pasta
- 100 g Chopped Onions
- 100 g Mixed Peppers
- 50 g Mushrooms
- 2 Tins Tomatoes Chopped or Whole
- 2 tsp Oregano
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Put the pork mince into a bowl, add the dried oregano or any other herbs and or flavours of your choosing. This is where you can be a little experimental.
- Mix the mince and herbs together until it is all combined.
- Once the pork meatball mixture is ready, take a spoonful of the mixture and put it into your hand. Roll the mixture around in your hands to make your meatball shape and size, the repeat until the mixture is all used up.
- If you don’t chop up and freeze your onions, peppers etc, this is the time where you need to cut them all up.
- Fill a pan with water and put on a low heat, while you are cooking the pork meatballs and making the sauce.
- Put the meatballs into a large deep frying pan, you won’t need to add any Frylight as the meatballs will already contain some. Cook on one side until golden, then turn them over and repeat.
- Once the meatballs have been cooking on a couple of sides, take them out and leave them while we make the sauce.
- Empty the frying pan, make sure there is not fat left from the meatballs. Spray a couple of squirts of FryLight into the frying pan and add the onions and peppers and cook until ready. Once they are cooked, add the 2 tins of tomatoes. If you used whole tomatoes you will need to crush them to that they make a sauce. If you use chopped tomatoes, then this should already be done. You may want to add some herbs here, do so, but only a teaspoon. Season with salt and pepper.
- Now that the sauce is near enough made, turn to a medium heat, add the pork meatballs and leave to cook for 20 – 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.
- I usually time it by putting the pasta into a pan of medium water and leaving that to cook, again around 20 – 25 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, the meatballs are normally cooked, but do check.
- Now serve and enjoy.
|Lean Pork Mince||500g||820 kcal||£2.50|
|Pasta (Dried)||200g||740 kcal||£0.18|
|Red Pepper||100g||30 kcal||£0.21|
|Oregano (Dried)||1 tsp||5 kcal||£0.20|
|Salt & Black Pepper||–||–||£0.01|
|PER SERVING||412 kcal||£0.81|
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