Chickpea meatballs with pasta
(serves 4-6) Camera Press
Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 20-30 mins
Ingredients 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 200g minced beef or chicken 1 tsp Worcester sauce 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley 250g spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions 500ml Italian tomato sauce Parmesan cheese, to serve
Method 1. Blitz chickpeas in a food processor until smooth. 2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry onion and garlic until soft. Season with salt and black pepper and leave to cool a little. 3. Mix together chickpea purée, onion mixture, mince, Worcester sauce and parsley. Shape into about 15 balls. 4. Heat remaining oil and fry meatballs until golden brown and cooked through. Drain and set aside. 5. To serve, top spaghetti with meatballs, heated tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.