If you want to become big and strong just like my friend Larry, here is the recipe for Mighty Meaty Meatball pasta he has put together for you. It is perfect for eating at lunch time and Larry thinks it’s great because:
1) it has lots of protein from the meat to keep you strong
2) pasta can keep your strength going throughout the day
3) you only need to use a POTATO PEELER and CHEESE GRATER, so you won’t cut yourself with a knife, making it safe as well as fun to cook
4) it involves having to throw pasta against a wall to see if it is ready, and that’s always fun!
1 small onion
1 garlic clove
2 english bangers
300g beef mince
1 teaspoon of oregano
The Tomato Sauce
1 tin of tomatos
1 splash of olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 big mixing bowls
1 cheese grater
1 potato peeler
1 large frying pan
1 medium pan
1) Peel the skin of the carrot, the garlic and the onion with the potato peeler.
2) Grate the carrot, the garlic and onion with the cheese grater.
3) Squeeze the sausage meat from the inside of the sausage skins.
4) Mix the grated carrot, garlic and onion, with the sausage meat. Add the mince, the egg and the oregano all into the mixing bowl.
5) With your hands, squish it all together so it is even all over and then divide the mixture into balls about the size of your fist.
6) Put the frying pan on a medium heat with the help of an adult. Add the olive oil and leave for about a minute to heat up. Be careful!!
7) Add the meatballs and cook for about 7 minutes. Then take them off the heat and leave.
The Tomato Sauce
1) Grate the courgette into a mixing bowl
2) Add the tinned tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and olive oil
3) Squish with your hands
4) Add to the frying pan with meatballs and keep on a low heat while the pasta cooks.
1) Put water in the pan no more than ¾ of the way to the top.
2) Turn on the heat and bring it to the boil.
3) Add spaghetti when water is boiling. Be careful, boiling water can be dangerous, so always make sure an adult is around to help.
4) It will take up to ten minutes, and a great, fun way to know when spaghetti is ready is to take some out of the pan (carefully, with a big fork) and throw it against the wall. If it sticks, it's ready. If it slips down the wall, just keep boiling it for a few more minutes and then try again. When ready, drain the pasta using the colander.
Making sure the tomato sauce and meatballs are hot, add them to the drained pasta and serve to eat with your family and friends!
The best part about making treats using sugar is of course eating them afterwards, but please remember to eat sugary foods as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and to take good care of your teeth with the help of your dentist. You might want to try one of these as a sugar alternative. All cooking should be done under adult supervision.