Pork Meatballs

Pork & Apple Meatballs with Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce

Preparation  –  5 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
Total Time    –   30 minutes

Ingredients

450g/1lb pork mince
1 small apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper

250g spaghetti or pasta, to serve

For the sauce

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
400g can chopped tomato
200g mascarpone cheese

Method

Put the pork mince in a bowl and stir in the apple, garlic and some salt and pepper. Pork meatballsShape the mixture into 24 balls, place on a greased baking tray, and chill in the refrigerator for 10 mins.

Pork MeatballsOnce chilled, place in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg C, and bake for 20 minutes

While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and add the onion. Cook until softened, around 2-3 mins, then pour in the tomatoes. Simmer for 15 mins, to reduce the liquid to approximately half. Using a hand-held blender, blend the tomato sauce until smooth, then add the mascarpone cheese and stir it in.Pork Meatballs

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti/pasta following pack instructions, drain, and add the sauce. Gently mix the sauce in, to coat the pasta, then divide between your serving plates. Top with the meatballs and grate a little fresh parmesan cheese over the top.

Serve with some garlic bread.Pork Meatballs

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