Pork and Apple Meatballs

500g lean pork mince (5% fat or less)
2 medium apples, finely grated
1 small onion, finely chopped (I use red its sweeter)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or dried parsley
Salt and Pepper

Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp. Olive oil (I use spray oil it’s healthier)
110g/4oz onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp caster sugar (it helps break down the acidity in the tomatoes)
2 x 400g cans tomatoes
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 180oC.
Put the mince, apples, onion, worcestershire sauce, garlic and parsley in a food processor and blitz until just combined. Season, with salt and pepper then divide into 16/18 portions and shape each into a meatball.
Place in an oven proof dish and set aside.

Sauté (fry) the onion and garlic until they get soft.
Add the 2 tins of chopped tomatoes and cook for about 5 mins.
Add the sugar and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
Cover with tinfoil and place in the oven for approx. 45/50 mins.
Remove from oven.
Serve with spaghetti and enjoy!

Recipe by Lisa (Chef in the CTC kitchen)