Warm these meatballs and store them in a thermos for the kids to enjoy a warm lunch on a school day. They freeze really well too!
Makes 30 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins
500g good quality sausages, ensure they’re preservative free
2 cups vegetables, I used a mix of carrot, celery and kale
1 small onion diced
1/2 bunch basil, woody stalk removed
400g tin tomato or passata
2 tbsp Italian herbs
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
Method of preparation:
Step 1: Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and pull the sausage meat out of the casing and roll in to meatballs. Then place in to the pan and brown.
Step 2: Meanwhile, blend all the other ingredients until a thick sauce is formed, this will take a few minutes.
Step 3: Cover the browned meatballs with the sauce and allow it to cook for 15 minutes or until they meatballs are cooked through.
As long as your sausages are fresh, these store great in the freezer for a month, or in the fridge for a few days. You can even make this one in to a meal by adding some extra water to form a soup or a few spoonful’s of pasta.
A Healthy Mum Nutritional Tip:
Where you can, add extra vegetables to the kids foods. This recipe blends the vegetables and adds it’s sweetness through the use of balsamic vinegar rather than a store bought version that uses sugars and preservatives to achieve flavour.