Sharon Hanley-Hart’s Healthy Meat Balls and Pasta Dish


2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) dry white wine, chicken or beef stock
  • 400g can Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 400g dried whole meal pasta
  • Flaked parmesan, to serve



  • 500g minced low fat lean beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (35g) dried breadcrumbs
  • Chili to taste




Meatballs, place all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with some chili and pepper. Mix well to combine. Form tablespoonful of mixture into balls.


Heat in a large Teflon frying pan or saucepan over high heat. (use a teaspoon of olive oil) Add meatballs and cook, turning until golden brown


Add onion to pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Add wine or stock and simmer until reduced by 1/2. Return meatballs to pan with tomatoes and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened.


Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and return to pan. Add meatballs and sauce and toss to combine, then serve scattered with flaked parmesan.

One Response to “Sharon Hanley-Hart’s Healthy Meat Balls and Pasta Dish”

  1. Sara May 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm Permalink

    Hi Sharon – Thanks for recommending cookware with Teflon® nonstick coatings while making your Heart Healthy Meat Balls! I represent DuPont and it’s always a pleasure to see people recommending our products in their recipes.

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