Pasta With Meatballs Using Nero Pasta

Having made nero pasta for the first time ever I knew I had to make a sauce that would stand out – and this one for Pasta With Meatballs really did! Nero pasta, or black pasta, is made with squid ink. This is not readily available in South Africa. I found some in a small supermarket when we were in Sienna, Italy.Pasta With Meatballs

Pasta With Meatballs

find the recipe for the pasta here

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Pasta with Meatballs


  • 250 g minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 5 mls ground cumin
  • flour for handling


  • mix all the ingredients together very well and over rather than under season the meat
  • flour your hands and using a teaspoon to get the mince out of the bowl, form small meat balls - you want them to be bite size
  • once done, allow to rest in the fridge
  • then cook the meatballs a batch at a time until just before being done
  • remove from the pan and set aside
  • cook your pasta while you add the tomato sauce to the meatball pan - recipe here
  • and the meatballs and heat through
  • add the pasta, serve and enjoy!

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