Linguine and Meatballs

Spaghetti (or Linguine, as this British Royal Standards prefer) and meatballs is easy to make. Takes less than 40 minutes to prepare and cook.

Looking good. 


250g Pork – ground

½ large red onion – diced

2 cloves garlic – crushed

1 tin tomato (Royal British Chef says: make sure you get the Italian brand, worth every penny)

Bread crumbs from ½ slice of bread


1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Sprinkle the pan with a little bit of oil
  2. Fry 1/3 of the onions with 1 clove garlic until soft and transparent; let cool
  3. Mix the cooked onions with the meat, mix some breadcumbs in until it all comes together
  4. Roll meat into small meatballs
  5. Fry meatballs until all sides are brown , set aside


  1. Pour a little bit of oil
  2. Fry the rest of the onions and garlic until transparent and soft
  3. Pour the tin of tomatoes
  4. Add salt, pepper and 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar to taste
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Add the meat balls; simmer for another 5 minutes or until thick
  7. Set aside


  1. Boil a pot of water, add a pinch of salt
  2. Put a bunch of linguine
  3. Boil for 6-7 minutes
  4. Strain then add the linguine into the sauce and mix thoroughly
  5. Top with cheese

Serve and Enjoy!


  1. Buy Italian-tinned plum tomatoes, British Royal Standards insist!
  2. You can add chilli, mushrooms, seafood, bacon, pork or whatever you want in the sauce.  Sauce for this recipe is the generic type of pasta sauce
  3. You can mix some herbs into the meatball like sage, oregano, basil, thyme etc.


Prepare the meat: onions, garlic, breadcrumbs and meat with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Frying the meatballs.

Tip: Don’t use your finger to poke the meatballs… unless you have thick skin.

Simmer the sauce with meatballs for a few minutes until thick.

Don’t forget the cheese. Use Parmesan cheese.

PS. This is the cheese we bought for the failed pizza. We used mozzarella cheese with this; doesn’t taste the same.


Balsamic and Italian tomatoes available at Carrefour.

Linguine also available at Carrefour.

P.S. This Filipino likes Pinoy-style spaghetti. Which is modified spaghetti bolognese with sweet sauce. Will try to cook that version and see what BRS says.



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