Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs Recipe

Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs By @Coxys_Kitchen

This quick and Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs recipe is not only perfect for busy weekdays, but is also a family favourite. Using sausages to make meatballs means that the meat has already seasoned, so you don’t have to do.

Simply choose your favourite sausages (they don’t have to be Italian sausages) and enjoy. Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs… trust me, these are a game-changer!

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs

For the sausages:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • 6 good quality pork sausages of your liking

For the Marinara (Italian tomato sauce):

  • 2 x 400g good quality tinned plum tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp tomato purée
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to season

To serve:

  • 340g pasta, spaghetti or ribbon pasta’s work best, such as parpadelle, tagliatelle or linguine
  • Parmesan or pecorino for grating

METHOD:

  1. To make the marinara sauce, heat the olive oil on a low to medium heat and gently cook the garlic until softened – be careful not to burn it as it will give the sauce an acrid flavour, which is not what you want
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato purée and season with salt and pepper, cover loosely and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. Every now and then check the sauce and using the back of a spoon, crush the tomatoes to help break them down

    *Depending on the quality of the tomatoes, add the sugar to bring out the sweetness. If using really good quality tomatoes like San Marzano tomatoes, you can leave the sugar out.
  • While the sauce is simmering make the meatballs. Remove the sausage meat from their casings. To do this, slice down one side of the sausage lengthways, then peel away the outer casing to leave just the sausage meat.
  • Get a large dining plate and lightly dust with flour. Portion each sausage into 6 even pieces, then using your hands, roll each one into a ball shape and set aside on the plate until they are all done.
  • Place the pasta on to cook and cook according to cooking instructions.
  • On a medium heat, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the meatballs and brown them on all sides – approx. 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • When the sauce is done, check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Switch off the heat then add the meatballs to the sauce.
  • Drain the pasta and serve into warmed bowls. Ladle over the meatball sauce, finish with a grating of parmesan or pecorino and serve with a crisp side salad.
Easy Mini Pork Sausage Meatballs

Coxy’s Kitchen Tips:

  1. For a spicier sauce with a chilli kick, try my arrabbiata sauce recipe – not only a delicious sauce for classic arancini, but it works a treat with these meatballs too.
  2. Not in a rush? Then try my Italian pork and beef meatballs recipe. These meatballs are great as a hearty main course served with pasta, but work just as well on their own with a tomatoey sauce, served as a starter at a dinner party.

About Coxy’s Kitchen

Coxy’s Kitchen provides a dinner party and private dining service throughout Yorkshire. If you love having dinner parties but don’t fancy the cooking, contact Coxy’s Kitchen to cook your next dinner party. To make an enquiry or for an initial consultation, please email [email protected]

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