Mini Beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce with Rigatoni pasta and pumpkin fingers

Mini Beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce with Rigatoni pasta and pumpkin fingers

Recipe 4 of the 5 trays for $60 recipes


  • 1 pack KQM Beef mince
  • 1 Xlg egg beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
  • 1 x 680ml bottle tomato Passata
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 x 500gm pack rigatoni pasta
  • 1 wedge of Kent pumpkin cut into finger thick slices


  • Sauté onion and garlic in a small amount of vegetable oil until soft
  • Add Passata and paste, mix well and simmer for 10 mins, then taste and add salt, pepper and sugar as needed, then reserve
  • Bake pumpkin pieces until just soft in a 180C oven
  • Combine mince, egg, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs and seasoning
  • Mix mince and other ingredients very well with your hands and then roll into small balls
  • Tip meatballs into tomato sauce and simmer gently for 20mins being careful not to break them up when stirring
  • Cook rigatoni pasta as directed on pack (usually 12mins)
  • Serve all together with some grated cheese on top if desired


NB #1 Use a wide pot or sautés pan so the meat balls are not all piled on top of each other.
NB #2 I’ve found the pumpkin fingers are a great way to get the kids to eat some vegetable on a night they probably wouldn’t
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