Pesto Meatball in Napoletana Sauce + Alce Nero & SHC Giveaway!

After caught a nuisance flu bug in Jakarta, I had been down for a week. The hazy condition in Singapore surely didn't help with the recovery, if not made it worse. I had been walking around like a mindless zombie for a week and finally I am back to my normal self again, now I am ready to resume my exciting kitchen adventures! What is a better way to start writing again than with a GIVEAWAY?

If you are a health connoisseur like me, you surely have heard of Alce Nero. Alce Nero is not only the leading organic brand in Italy, it is currently the only range of Italian organic pasta and pasta sauce in Singapore. Eating healthy doesn't always means that you have to make everything from scratch, it is a matter of choosing the trusted brand and right ingredients. Alce Nero guarantees 100% organic produce with the highest quality, giving you the convenience of using ready-made sauces while enjoying the comfort of of home cooked food. Less time spent on cooking = more quality times with the family!

Few days ago I made bruschetta with Alce Nero Organic Pesto with Antichoke for breakfast. No recipe issued, simply spread the pesto on sliced baguette and top with olive or cherry tomatoes. Try it, simple and tasted fantastic!

Anyway, I was left with some pesto and Lyn was craving for noodle. I know instantly what I have to make - pesto meatball in Napoletana Sauce. There is only one problem - Lyn seldom like store-bought tomato based pasta sauce. Well, who needs a reminder that she is a super fussy eater? So, this was her first time trying Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Napoletana, and guess what? I am soooo glad that she love it! The pasta sauce is not overwhelmed with too many herbs but lavished with delightful fragrant from basil. Just the perfect balance between the herbs and tomatoes that I am looking for!

Now lets get started. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

Mix the meat, Alce Nero Organic Pesto with Antichoke, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, paprika, thyme and salt together.

Mix well and roll 'em round.

 Heat some oil and pan fry the meatball.

You just need to brown the surface.

Else you can bake it.

It takes a little longer to brown in the oven, bake in preheated oven at 200℃ for 15 minutes.

Now add the Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Napoletana and oregano. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.

Pesto Meatball in Napoletana
Makes around 12 meat balls

  • 300g ground meat (beef or pork)
  • 3 tbsp Alce Nero Organic Pesto with Antichoke
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs (homemade with one slice of bread or store-bought)
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 sprigs fresh / 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • few dashes pepper
  • 1 bottle Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Napoletana (350g)
  • 1/5 tsp dried oregano
  • parsley
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix ingredients A, divide to 12 equal portions and form balls.
  2. In a nonstick pan, heat up enough oil to cover around 1/2 cm height of the pan and pan fry meatball to brown the surface.
  3. Drain away the oil.
  4. Add in ingredients B, let it simmer covered on low for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve meatball over pasta. Garnish with parsley.
  • 300克肉末(牛肉或猪肉)
  • 3汤匙Alce Nero Organic Pesto with Antichoke
  • 4汤匙面包屑 (用一片面包自制或买现成品)
  • 3汤匙帕美森芝士
  • 1/2茶匙灯笼椒粉
  • 2小枝新鲜/1茶匙干百里香
  • 1/3茶匙盐
  • 少许胡椒粉
  • 1瓶 Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Napoletana (350g)
  • 1/5茶匙干牛至
  • 香菜
  1. 混合材料A,分成12份,滚成圆球。
  2. 在不粘锅里,加热足够的油以覆盖1/2公分深度,将肉丸表面煎成褐色。
  3. 把油倒掉。
  4. 加入材料B,覆盖锅盖,再用文火煮10-15分钟。
  5. 肉丸配上意面,洒上香菜即可。
If you have not tried any Alce Nero products before, you now stand a chance to get it for free! I am hosting a Alce Nero & Singapore Home Cooks Giveaway. Stand a chance to WIN a $30 Healthy Gourmet e-voucher, where you can purchase Alce Nero products and a range of organic products online, by completing the 2 simple steps below:
  1. Make sure you are a member of Singapore Home Cooks 新加坡家庭美食分享 (a Facebook closed group). If not, join now!
  2. Like and Share this post (please share in public so that I can see it! You must be a member of Singapore Home Cooks 新加坡家庭美食分享 first before you can see this post)

This giveaway ends on 15 Oct 11:59pm. One winner will be selected using a random number generator and will be contacted via Facebook Messenger, his/her name will be announced on this blog post and also on my Facebook page on 16 Oct. Healthy Gourmet is a Singapore based online store hence the giveaway is opened to Singapore residents only.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the opinions are my own.


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