- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 slice of white bread, crust removed and cut in to pieces
- 700 g ground pork
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes
- 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- coarse salt and black pepper
- 24 cubes of feta cheese, 1 cm
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cans of chopped tomatoes (800 g)
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 500 g pasta
- 3 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 red chili pepper, seeds removed and thinly sliced
- grated parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese, for serving
- ½ bunch of basil, or any other herbs you may like
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- In a large bowl, add the milk and bread and set aside for 5 minutes or until the bread soaks up all of the milk.
- Add the ground pork, fennel, chili flakes, half the garlic, salt and pepper.
- Mix and mash together with your hands, until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
- Shape mixture in to 24 round meatballs. Add a cube of feta cheese in the middle of each meatball and shape nicely again.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Add the meatballs and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning them over occasionally, until they are cooked through and golden on all sides.
- Add the remaining olive oil and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and vinegar.
- Cook for about 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
- In the meantime, place a pot with 4 liters of water over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Add 1 tablespoon of salt and the pasta. Cook according to the directions on the box, while stirring continuously.
- When ready, drain and return to pot. Add the sauce with the meatballs and remove from heat.
- Add the spring onions and chili pepper. Stir.
- Transfer pasta to a serving platter and arrange the meatballs nicely over the top.
- Serve with grated parmesan or crumbled feta cheese, basil or any other herbs you like.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.