Naija flavoured Meatballs sauce

Hi guys, how are you all doing today? Hope your day was great? I have blogged about meatballs twice on the blog, but then I decided to make another one with more Nigerian spices to give it a new stamp.

I love meatballs. I can never get enough, so I always try as much as possible to be cautious and not over indulge in it too much.

Meatballs are easy to make and you can add any spices you want to make it yours. I believe that our spices are a force to be reckoned with, so we must ensure we put it out there as much as we can.

So lets get started shall we πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS
Minced meat
Onions
Garlic
Fresh basil
A teaspoon of Ground uziza seeds
Chopped tomatoes
Olive oil
Onion granules
Oregano
Rosemary

UTENSILS
2 medium sized pot

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour: 25 minutes

Method:

get your meatballs ready. Follow these easy steps

The minced meat I used. Less fat is better.

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Season with The spices

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*wash your hands first*

Rub your hands with oil to make it easier to roll and form.

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Place it on your palm.

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Roll between your palms to form a ball.

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All done.

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Place it on a baking tray lined with foil paper. Brush lightly with oil and then arrange the meatballs.

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Place it in your pre heated oven (180 degrees) and bake for 20 minutes

Next Heat up the olive oil. Add the chopped garlic and Onions and fry until the onions are translucent

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Next add the chopped tomatoes. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add a tablespoon of tomato puree (optional)

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Check on the meatballs. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Now add the herbs (half a teaspoon of oregano and rosemary) do not be tempted to add too much or else it will overpower the sauce and may become somewhat bitter.

Cook for 10 minutes

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Next add the meatballs. Mix and allow the sauce to cover the meatballs. Continue cooking on low heat for 20 minutes.

Finally add the chopped basil. Simmer for 2 minutes

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Its ready!

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By the way, the best way to enjoy your spaghetti is not to break it before cooking. Check out one of the best ways I learnt from Jaime Oliver.

Step 1

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Step 2 (the spaghetti will gradually sink into the pot as it gets softer at the bottom.

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Step 3 (cooking to perfection)

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Now serve πŸ™‚
Serve with spaghetti. Garnish with chopped basil πŸ‘Œ

Look at that! The aromas wafting from this plate was amazing! You should try it πŸ˜‰

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