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Pork and Fennel Meatballs

Pork and Fennel Meatballs

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Nick ‘the Knife’ our butcher has been getting quite the reputation for his sausages up in Lancashire. When Patrick, Ed and Luke made a visit up to the Roaming Roosters farm recently, you’d think there was about to be a sausage shortage, as people were queuing right out the door! Fortunately we’ve got a few connections so we managed to snag a few Tuscan fennel sausages for tonight’s dinner!

Tags:SpicyFamily Friendly
Allergens:SulphitesCereals containing glutenMilk

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Preparation Time25 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)


4 tbsp

Flat Leaf Parsley

¼ tsp

Chilli Flakes

2 tin(s)

Chopped Tomatoes

1 unit(s)

Tuscan Pork Sausage

(ContainsSulphites, Cereals containing gluten)

400 grams


(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

4 tbsp

Parmesan Cheese

Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)4041.744 kJ
Energy (kcal)966 kcal
Fat39.0 g
of which saturates15.0 g
Carbohydrate105 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein45 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Peel and finely chop your garlic. Cut your onion through the root, peel and thinly slice into half moon shapes. Roughly chop the parsley.


Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the onion and as much of the chilli flakes as you dare. Cook for 5 mins or until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.


Add the tinned tomatoes to the pan, refill the can a quarter with water, give it a good swill around and add this to the pan along with ½ tsp of salt, a good few grinds of black pepper and ½ tsp of sugar (if you have some). Cook over a medium-low heat while you prepare the rest of the meal. Tip: The longer you can cook your tomato sauce, the better.


Put a large pot of water on to boil with ½ tsp of salt, ready for the pasta.


Cut open the sausage and discard the skin. Roll the meat into twelve meatballs.


Add your pasta to the water and cook for 6 mins or until ‘al dente’, then drain. At the same time, gently add the meatballs to the tomato sauce, put the lid on and cook for 7 mins. Tip: ‘Al dente’ simply means the pasta is cooked through, but has a slight firmness in the middle.


Serve the meatballs with the rich tomato sauce piled on top of your pasta. Sprinkle over the parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Tuck in!