Working in pairs, produce a dish of melt in the middle meatballs served with pasta

Year 8: Meatballs in Tomato sauce and Pasta




·        250g minced beef

·        1 small onion

·        1 carrot

·        40g cheddar cheese

·        Salt and pepper

·        100g pasta to serve



·        1x400g tinned tomatoes

·        2 tablespoon tomato puree

·        1 small onion

·        1 teaspoon mixed herbs

·        1 teaspoon paprika



Al Dente



1.     Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

2.     Peel and finely chop onion. Wash, peel and grate carrot.

3.     Place mince in a mixing bowl. Add onion, carrot, salt and pepper to mix thoroughly. Cut cheese unto 8 cube shape pieces.

4.     Make 8 meatballs from meat mix and press a cube of cheese in centre of each one. Place on baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes.


5.     Peel and finely chop onion and put in large pan, fry on a medium heat in a little oil until soft.

6.     Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs and paprika, leave to simmer for 15 minutes to reduce.

7.     Taste sauce, add salt and pepper.

8.     Cook pasta according to packet and serve.

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