Budget Recipe: Meatballs and Tagliatelle
  • 500g minced beef (£1.99)
  • 100g breadcrumbs (6p)
  • 1 egg (9p)
  • 1tsp mixed herbs (2p)
  • pinch of salt and pepper (1p)
  • 1tbsp oil (1p)
Tomato Sauce
  • 1 onion, diced (12p)
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced (10p)
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (31p)
  • 1tsp sugar (1p)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 300ml hot water (2p)
  • 1tsp paprika (6p)
  • Serve with 400g tagliatelle (78p) and a little grated parmesan (5p)
£3.63 total – 91p each
  1. For the meatballs, put all the ingredients (except the oil) into a bowl and mix together until well combined.
  2. Form into small golf balls. You will get about 12.
  3. Add the oil to a pan and, when hot, add the meatballs.
  4. Once the meatball's edges have browned, start to make the tomoto sauce (in the same pan) by adding the onions and garlic.
  5. When the onions have started to soften, add the remainder of the sauce ingredients.
  6. Cook on a medium heat for 20 minutes, cooking the tagliatelle about 10 minutes before the end.
Recipe by Skint Dad at https://skintdad.co.uk/budget-recipe-meatballs-tagliatelle/