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Meatballs & Black Beans in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 tin black beans
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 20 meatballs (from my meatballs recipe)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Heat the rapeseed oil in a large pan.
  • Slice the garlic thinly and fry for 1-2 mins being careful not to burn it.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes. If you or your family don't like chunky tomato pieces you can blitz the tomatoes or even use passata.
  • Add the chipotle paste and the black beans. You can add more or less chipotle paste depending on your spice/heat tolerance levels.
  • Fill the tomato tin 1/2 way with water and add.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer. Add more water as needed.
  • When the meatballs have cooked add them to the sauce and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper before serving.
  • Serve with rice.