Mediterranean Meatball Ragu

Beef And Pork Meatballs in a rich Mediterranean veg and tomato sauce

5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 12 pork and beef meatballs we used the Signature Taste SuperValu meatballs
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 tbsp dried herbs
  • 1 1 tsp. chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 600 ml tomato passata or chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 350 g fettuccini pasta or other


  • In a sauté pan, over high heat, drizzle some oil and add the meatballs. Caramelise the meatballs on all sides.
  • In the meantime, in a second larger saucepan, over medium heat, add the onion, red pepper, courgette, carrot, garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until lightly coloured.
  • Add some white wine and the tomato passata and the herbs.
  • Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the coloured meatballs in the saucepan with the vegetables and stir once to coat the mixture together. Season with salt and pepper and let simmer for 15 minutes or so until the meatballs are fully cooked and the sauce has reduced to a coating texture.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with pasta .
  • Sprinkle some parmesan and enjoy while piping hot.
Keyword meatballs, mid-week, one pot wonder, pasta, slow cooker

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