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Sicilian meatballs in spicy tomato sauce

Warm, hearty and utterly delicious, these lamb meatballs are simmered in the slow cooker to tender perfection in a fragrant spicy tomato sauce. Serve with warm pasta or mashed tomato for a delicious family dinner idea.
8H 45M


Spicy tomato sauce


1.Place passata, tomatoes, onion, anchovies, chilli flakes, garlic, stock, the water and half the oregano in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Stir to combine.
2.Combine lamb, breadcrumbs, pine nuts, rind, sultanas, parmesan and remaining oregano in a large bowl; roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Transfer to cooker. Cook, covered, on low, about 8 hours. Season to taste.
3.Serve meatballs sprinkled with basil.

Suitable to freeze at the end of step 2. Uncooked meatballs and sauce can be frozen separately, then cooked at a later stage. Serve with pasta, creamy polenta or mashed potato.


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