Goulash Meatballs



2/3 onion, very finely chopped

1 cup chicken broth

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red and 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and diced

2 teaspoons paprika

14 ounces canned chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


1/3 onion, very finely chopped

1 pound extra lean pork

1 slice whole-grain bread, processed to crumbs

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried sage

To serve

5 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

1 cup shredded green cabbage

1 tablespoons low-fat sour cream

Start the sauce by cooking the onion in 1/4 cup of the broth in a covered casserole for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic, peppers and paprika and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and the remaining broth. Season and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, mix the meatball ingredients together with seasoning and shape into 24 small balls. Brown the meatballs in 2 batches in a nonstick frying pan, then add to the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 7 minutes, then stir in the cabbage and cook for another 5 minutes. Drain and divide the pasta and cabbage between warmed bowls. Spoon the meatballs and sauce over the pasta and top each serving with a teaspoon of sour cream.


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