Serves 4 (as a starter, or part of a tapas selection)
Ready in 1 hour


For the meatballs:

400g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

1 egg yolk

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

1½ tsp smoked paprika

For the sauce:

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

½ tsp dried red chilli flakes

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes


1 Put all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl, season, then knead together using your hands. Divide into 4, then divide each portion into 4 again to make 16 equal portions. Roll into balls, then put onto a large plate, cover and chill until needed.

2 Spray a wide, lidded, non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, chilli flakes and paprika with a splash of water. Cook for 1 minute, then add the vinegar and tomatoes. Season and gently simmer for 20 minutes, adding a splash of water if it looks too thick.

3 Add the meatballs, spacing them evenly around the pan. Cover and simmer very gently for 8-10 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through, then serve.


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