“ Brand: Schwartz / Type: Meat „
After getting bored of cooking the same old meals every week i decided to try something new and a bit different. I picked up this sachet which is made by schwartz, and it is a mix of herbs and spices to make spicy meatballs.
This sachet is a blend of garlic, aromatic basil, sweet dried bell peppers and crushed chillis. This sachet is not a powder like most are, you can see all the herbs and spices but all crushed up smaller.
Not being a fan of food too spicy i was worried about these being a bit too hot. But i was pleasantly suprised when they didnt taste too spicy at all!
All you need for these spicy meat balls is a schwartz sachet of course, a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, 450g of minced beef, 4 tablespoons of tomato puree, 1 yellow pepper, 150ml water, and 200g spaghetti.
To make the meatballs all you need to do is put your mince in a large bowl, sprinkle in the packet contents and 2 table spoons of tomato puree. Thouroughly mix this mixture with a spoon or with your hands. Then just form the mixture into about 20 small meatballs, or less if you want bigger ones.
Fry your meatballs for about 10-12 minutes in a frying pan and then add your chopped pepper and fry for a few minutes to soften.
Then add your tin of chopped tomatoes, and another 2 tablespoons of tomato puree with the water and simmer this for 5-10 minutes.
Then you can serve these meatballs in its tomato sauce with the spaghetti.
Its as simple as that! If you find your meatballs arent sticking together in balls properly i just add a bit more tomato puree and this helps bind the mince together.
The sauce this makes tastes strongly of tomatoes and can be a bit much, so i dont usually serve all the sauce, just enough so your spaghetti isnt too dry. I just use value tomatoes, as these do fine in this meal, they taste the same as leading brand ones!
These sachets cost 97p in asda, but sometimes they are on offer 2 for £1.50. They do lots of other different flavours such as tikka masala, chicken biriyani, fahita seasoning, moussaka, spanish chicken, lamb casserole, cajun chicken, saag aloo, mexican chicken and others too. There are too many to list! I have tried the tikka massala one and that was very tasty.
This product is free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenerated fat. There are no added preservatives or msg.
Overall these meatballs have so much flavour, they are so much better than just plain boring meatballs! They are not too spicy, but deffinately taste gorgeous! I would recommend this schwartz sachet to anyone wanting to dry something different!