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Linguine with meatballs

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Linguine with meatballs


For the meatballs

  • In a blender, add the onion and the garlic cut into pieces, and beat until they are finely ground. Add the mint, the parsley, and beat very well until there is a paste.
  • Put the mixture in a tea towel and drain well to remove the moisture.
  • Place a deep frying pan with sunflower oil over medium heat.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the egg, the bread, salt, pepper, the ground beef, the olive oil, and mix very well until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Shape the meatballs and put them in a baking pan with flour. Toss to coat them well.
  • Fry the meatballs in batches, for 2-3 minutes, until they are golden brown. Remove and set them on kitchen paper.

For the sauce

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and add it to the pan. Sauté until caramelized.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the canned tomatoes, the water, the chicken bouillon cube, the cinnamon, the bay leaf, the meatballs, and mix.
  • Simmer at medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat, add the basil finely chopped, and mix.

To assemble

  • In a pot with boiling salted water, add the linguine.
  • Boil according to the packet’s instructions and drain.

To serve

  • Arrange a layer of the linguine on a serving platter.
  • Add olive oil, pepper, gruyere cheese, and follow the same process for three more layers.
  • Top with the meatballs, the sauce, and serve with olive oil, pepper, and gruyere cheese.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
31 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
39 %

Fatty Acids

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
38 %

Saturated 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.

Total Carbs (g)
22 %


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.

Sugars (g)
7 %


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.

Protein (g)
62 %


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.

Fibre (g)
20 %


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.

Sodium (g)
18 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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