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Protein
31.9g / 20%
Carbohydrates
97.1g / 59%
Fats
15.1g / 20%
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Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

(1)
29Min
Easy

Ingredients

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6
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600  g
Beef, mince lean
60  g
Potatoes, mashed, ready-to-eat
13  g
Garlic, Raw
125  g
Peri-Peri Sauce
55  g
Parsley, Fresh
125  g
Onions, Raw
1.5  tsp
Salt, Table
1  tbsp
Oil, corn, industrial and retail, all purpose salad or cooking
250  g
Tomatoes, Crushed, Canned
250  g
Beef Stock
350  g
Spaghetti/Tagliatelle, Cooked

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Nutrition Value

Energy
625.7 kcal
Protein
31.94 g
Carbohydrates
97.1 g
Fats
15.08 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

29 Minutes
Step 1
5 Min
Heat the oven to 180 °C. Combine beef mince, Maggi mash powder, Maggi Chilli sauce, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Shape into 20 x 30 grams meat balls
Step 2
5 Min
Heat the oil in a frying pan, sauté onions and add meatballs, cook for about 4 minutes, turning until golden brown on all sides.
Step 3
5 Min
Add Tomato puree, a touch of Maggi chilli garlic sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, Set aside.
Step 4
10 Min
Cook Pasta according to the packet instruction until al dente (firm to the tooth)
Step 5
2 Min
Drain and add to the Marinara sauce, and stir until evenly coated.
Step 6
2 Min
Finish off by garnishing with fresh chopped parsley and serve
Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

Step 1 of 6

Step 1 Step 1

Heat the oven to 180 °C. Combine beef mince, Maggi mash powder, Maggi Chilli sauce, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Shape into 20 x 30 grams meat balls

Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

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Step 2

Heat the oil in a frying pan, sauté onions and add meatballs, cook for about 4 minutes, turning until golden brown on all sides.

Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

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Step 3

Add Tomato puree, a touch of Maggi chilli garlic sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, Set aside.

Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

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Step 4

Cook Pasta according to the packet instruction until al dente (firm to the tooth)

Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

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Step 5

Drain and add to the Marinara sauce, and stir until evenly coated.

Spicy Meat ball pasta with tomato sauce:

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Step 6

Finish off by garnishing with fresh chopped parsley and serve

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