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Saucy Meatballs in a Noodle Nest

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Saucy Meatballs served in a noodle nest are packed full of flavour. Use Knorrox Tomatoe and Onion Cubes to bring out all the yummy flavours.

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340 g spaghetti
3 large eggs divided
1 1/2 cups mozzarella grated
450 g beef mince
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish
1 tin chopped tomatoes & onions
1 Knorrox stock cubes Tomato & Onion Flavour
1 cup water
Black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation method

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Cook the spaghetti for about 8 minutes so they are soft but not entirely cooked.
Drain and rinse the spaghetti under cold water.
In a large bowl, toss cooled spaghetti with 2 beaten eggs and mozzarella
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and using a fork, twirl the spaghetti into the cups, making a “nest”.
Using the bottom of a shot glass, firmly press down to create a well.
Bake until set, 10 - 15 minutes. Let cool. (If nests puffed up while baking, press down again with shot glass.)
While noodle cups bake, make meatballs: In a large bowl, combine beef mince, bread crumbs, garlic, remaining egg and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper. Roll into balls.
In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Brown meatballs, 4 minutes per side. Pour over the tinned tomato & onion, add Knorrox stock cube, 1 cup of water and allow to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.
Spoon one meatball into each spaghetti nest, topped with some sauce.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and pop back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and ENJOY!

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