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!
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.
"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
300g beef mince300g pork minceSalt and pepper
For the Sauce:100 ml olive oil2 tins Cirio chopped tomatoes2 cloves garlic choppedFew sprigs of basil
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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