Mini Meatballs Pasta

A new recipe to try for your picky eaters. Enjoy the good times with your kids and make this Mini Meatball pasta. #HappyParentingToYou

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  • Makhan (Butter) 2 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 large
  • Beef qeema (Beef mince) 400 gms
  • Breadcrumbs ½ Cup
  • Doodh (Milk) 2 tbs
  • Anda (Egg) 1
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped 2 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • All spices ½ tsp
  • Chili sauce 1 tbs
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Boiling water as required
  • Tamatar (Tomato) 3 large
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 3 tbs
  • Lehsan (Garlic) crushed 1 tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) crushed ½ tbs
  • Tomato paste 1 tbs
  • Beef yakhni (Beef stock) 2 Cups or as required
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Cheeni (Sugar) ½ tbs
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed 1 tsp
  • Italian seasoning ½ tbs
  • Cream 2-3 tbs
  • Penne pasta 200 gms (boiled as per pack’s instruction)
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped


In frying pan,add butter and let it melt.

Add onion and sauté until translucent & take out in a bowl.

Add beef mince,breadcrumbs,milk,egg,fresh basil leaves,salt,black pepper powder,all spices,chili sauce and mix until well combined.

Grease hands with oil,take a mixture and make meat balls of equal sizes (makes 25-27).

In frying pan,add cooking oil and fry meat balls until brown & set aside.

Slightly cut the tomatoes.

In boiling water,add tomatoes and blanch for 3 minutes then strain & remove skin.

In grinder,add tomatoes and grind well & set aside.

In pot,add cooking oil,onion and sauté until translucent.

Add garlic,green chilies and mix well.

Now add grinded tomatoes,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomato paste and mix well.

Add beef stock,mix well and bring it to boil.

Add salt,sugar,black pepper crushed,italian seasoning,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add fried meat balls,cover and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add cream and mix.

Add boiled penne pasta and mix gently.

Add fresh basil leaves & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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