James Martin's delicious Mediterranean-inspired meatballs with tomato sauce - recipe

The perfect summer recipe!

James Martin creates some of the most delicious homemade grub - and there's nothing quite like his Mediterranean-inspired meatballs cooked in a rich tomato sauce!

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The celebrity chef, who has teamed up with a household favourite, Italian tinned tomatoes Cirio, has created a range of recipes to "bring the heart of Italy to British tables" - and his meatball recipe will certainly tickle your fancy!

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Speaking about his recipe, James said: "I have really enjoyed creating these delicious but easy-to-make recipes and wanted to work with Cirio because of their superior taste and proven commitment to sustainable farming from field to fork.

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"As a chef from a farming family, I know how important it is to respect the land, your people and the environment. Something as simple as using carbon neutral tomatoes can really make a difference."

His go-to meatball recipe may look simple but it tastes incredible. It's a perfect summer party recipe for everyone to tuck in to.

Recipe for James' meatballs with tomato sauce - serves 4

Ingredients

300g beef mince
300g pork mince
Salt and pepper

For the Sauce:
100 ml olive oil
2 tins Cirio chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic chopped
Few sprigs of basil

Method

Season the meat and mix together thoroughly.
Roll the mixture into 12 even sized balls.
Heat a large non-stick pan on a medium heat and add the olive oil, garlic and basil.
Warm for a minute or two then add the tomatoes, seasoning and stir through.
Gently bubble for eight to ten minutes.
Pop in the meatballs, place the lid on top and cook for a further 8 to 10 minutes.

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