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Swedish Meatballs

ingredients

serves: 4
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced
400 g can chopped tomatoes
40 g pitted olives, optional
2 tbsp fresh basil, torn
salt and freshly ground black pepper
375 g dried tagliatelle
700 g pork and beef meatballs
125 g mozzarella light cheese, drained

method

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook over a moderate heat for 2 -3 minutes, until softened but not browned.

2. Add the tomatoes, olives, if using, and half the basil. Season well, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions and drain well.

4. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in the mozzarella or Cheddar.

5. Arrange the pasta on a serving plate and top with the meatball sauce. Serve garnished with the remaining basil.

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These are not Swedish.
posted by SandyT @ 02:32PM, 11/15/09
Well, unless Sweden is located somewhere in Italy. Swedish meatballs are spiced with allspice and/nutmeg, served alone, or with boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam. They are a big part of the Swedish Christmas table.
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