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Dinner in 15 minutes? No problem!

Hey Farmers! Hard to believe we're well and truly into 2018. The kids are due back at school next week and I bet you've all been busy buying school supplies, organising uniforms and getting haircuts in anticipation of the big day. Good luck to all the kiddies starting school for the first time.... for me, those days are long gone, but I still remember those little faces as each of them ran off through the school gate.


So this week, Im going to make the process a little easier for you all, with my quick as a wink 15 minute dinner.


Who doesn't love meatballs right? Combine this with our famous tomato and chilli sauce, and you've got an easy dinner on the table while the kids tell you all about their first day at big school.


Greenwood Farm Spaghetti and Meatballs


500g minced meat

4 cloves garlic

2 chillis - more or less depending on your hot factor

1 can chopped tomato

bunch of basil

salt and pepper

spaghetti - or whatever pasta you have at home


1: roll mince into balls, I use little ones, its easy to get into little mouths

2: fry off the balls in veg oil until browned - dont worry, they cook the rest of the way in the sauce

3: while they're browning, chop the chilli and garlic into a fine dice

4: add the chilli and garlic to the pan and cook until just fragrant

5: add the can of tomatoes, salt and pepper

6: tear as many basil leaves as you like - I like a lot, so I ravage my basil plant in the garden - hope it forgives me!

7: turn the heat down to low and cook for approximately 15 minutes, watch the water level... if it starts to get bit dry, just add a splash of water

8: while the sauce is cooking out, chuck your pasta into boiling water

9: serve in big wide bowls with more fresh torn basil and a stack of parmesan!


Well there you have it.... the easiest AND tastiest Spaghetti and Meatballs you'll ever make.


Good luck to all the families heading back to school... I bet you'll be using this a LOT! Let me know how you go... love hearing your stories!


Until next time..... Happy Farming!