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Slimming recipes: Spicy meatballs and spaghetti

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This super simple dish is ready in just 30 minutes – a perfect midweek meal!

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Serves 4, ready in 30 minutes


•             225g lean minced beef (5% fat or less)

•             225g lean minced pork (5% fat or less)

•             1-2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

•             ½ tsp garlic paste in vinegar

•             ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper

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•             ½ tsp ground cumin

•             ¼ tsp smoked paprika

•             ¼ tsp garam masala

•             ¼ tsp ground ginger

•             1 tsp dried mixed herbs

•             1 medium onion, very finely chopped

•             1 egg

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•             Salt and freshly ground black pepper

•             400g dried spaghetti

•             2 tbsp dried mixed herbs

•             A large side salad, to serve

For the sauce

•             500g carton passata

•             1 beef stock cube

Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Put the mince, chilli, garlic, spices, herbs, onion and egg in a large bowl and mix with your fingers until well combined. Season, then shape small amounts of the mixture into equal-size balls.

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