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How to make Frikkadels in tomato sauce.

Okay, so unanimous vote means, here’s the recipe for the most amazing, delicious tomato sauce made with frikkadels you’ll ever eat IN YOUR LIFE!  They’re that good, we love it.
Start with picking up a pack of Woolworths Frikkadels:

Now, note: I only use HALF the pack.  It will feed two adults comfortably.  If you are four people use the whole pack, otherwise just cut it in half with the kitchen scissors and wrap up and put the unused half in the freezer for another day.

You will need:

Get a casserole pan, or large frying pan with a lot of room in it, must have a lid.
Olive oil (the better the quality, the better).
Red wine (about a glass full)
Balsamic Vinegar (about a quarter of a wine glass)
Tinned chopped Italian tomatoes (or fresh Roma tomatoes, blanched and peeled)
One sachet tomato paste
A sprinkle of brown sugar (about two tablespoons)


Okay, here’s where it gets hard.  No, joking, this recipe is SUPER easy, takes only half an hour to cook and makes a delicious meal.
Heat your olive oil in the pan on high and brown your frikkadels slightly on each “side”.

If you are using the beef/pork ones salt and pepper them and make sure they brown well for better flavour, if you’re using the lamb ones, no bother with anything extra they have all the flavour they need.

  • Now add the tomatoes to the dish stir around a little
  • add the wine/balsamic/tomato paste in one go and stir till it’s all well blended. 
  • Turn the heat down to low and put the lid on.
  • Now, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax for 10 minutes while it simmers.
  • Lift the lid, give it a stir, squish larger bits of tomato with the spoon, add the sugar and stir well. 
  • Put the lid back on and walk away for another 10 minutes.

The reason you leave it to simmer for a looooong time is that you want the tomato to break down completely, it will get saucy and thick.  You can use this time to boil your pasta (whichever one you like, but I’ve found that macaroni or a pasta with a “scoop” keeps most of the sauce).

When the sauce is thick and smooth-ish you can turn the heat off.  Drain your pasta, but leave about half a cup of pasta water in the pot, mix this all in with the frikkadels and sauce and stir well to coat all the pasta.
You’re done.
That’s it!  Now you can decide if you want to eat it straight away, or if you want to leave it and eat it later (warming it up slightly).  If you make this recipe please post a pic and tag me in it, I’d love to hear how your version went!



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