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BBQ Meatballs

Get that smoky barbecue flavour into these delicious meatballs and tomato sauce. This is one of those quick, comforting, homemade suppers that can and should be shared outdoors with good friends and family.

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Method

Gently heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Cover and sweat for 4mins, until soft and a little golden. Allow to cool.Mix the mince with the cold sweated onion and garlic. Add the herbs and beaten egg. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into approximately 24 round balls.

Sauce: Heat the oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and garlic, toss until coated, cover, and sweat until soft and pale golden. Add tomatoes, with all the juice, to the onion mixture. Season the contents with sugar, salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook uncovered for 30 mins or until the tomato softens. Fire up the grill and place the meatballs in bbq pan with small holes. Allow the bbq to impart its smokiness and turn often to get that delicious browned finish. Serve with the finished sauce and spaghetti.

Ingredients

Meatballs:

2 tbsp olive oil

150g/5oz onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

900g/2lb freshly minced beef

2 tbsp freshly chopped herbs, such as marjoram, or 1 tbsp rosemary

1 free-range egg, beaten

salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp olive oil.

Sauce:

3 tbsp olive oil

110g/4oz onion, sliced

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 x 400g/14oz cans tomatoes