Lamb Sausage Meatball Pasta

A different take on your everyday Spag Bol. Change up that weeknight meal with this new recipe. We turned lamb sausages into delicious meatballs paired with an easy-to-make tomato & red wine sauce and spaghetti.

Serves 4-6 as a main

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Lamb
  • Pasta

Cuisine

  • South African
  • Italian

Cooking Methods

  • Pan-Fry

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Lamb Sausage Meatballs:

  • 800g Food Lover’s Market Lamb Sausages
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) Robertsons Steak and Chop spice
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) B-well Canola Oil

For the Pasta:

  • 500g Moccagatta Spaghetti, cooked according to the packet’s instructions
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) B-well canola oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tin (70g) Food Lover’s tomato paste
  • 2 bottles (700g) BIS Arrabbiata pasta sauce
  • 250ml (1 cup) red wine
  • 2 cobs sweetcorn, kernels removed
  • 50g Food Lover’s cheddar cheese, grated
  • Fresh basil, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

For the Lamb Sausage Meatballs:

  1. Combine all ingredients and season to taste. Form golf ball-sized meatballs and set aside until needed.
  2. Heat a frying pan with a dash of oil and fry the meatballs on all sides for about 8 minutes or until cooked to your liking and golden brown.
  3. For the Pasta:

    1. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat with a dash of oil, fry the onions and carrots for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the tomato paste and cook that out, stirring constantly for about a minute. Add the pasta sauce and red wine and allow to simmer on a low to medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, stirring regularly to distribute the heat evenly and to avoid burning.
    2. Once the colour has deepened and the sauce thickened slightly, add the corn kernels and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.
    3. Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked pasta and meatballs. Season to taste and garnish with cheddar cheese and fresh basil.

Notes

You could also use lamb mince instead of sausages.

You can swop out the Spaghetti for any pasta you love, whether it’s a different type of pasta or a low-carb, gluten-free or high protein pasta, or even Zucchini noodles.