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5 July 2017 | Renee Street

This Season's Food + Wine

Winter has arrived.  As the evenings get cooler, the fires are stoked and many of us start to enjoy our red wine even more.

So it’s a good time to think about what food pairs well with your favourite red.  Our friends from Hillock Down Produce Store in Rye have provided us with this great, warming recipe that will go perfectly with our 2015 Crittenden Estate Kangerong Pinot Noir

 

Polpette - Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

by Hillock Downs Produce Store

 

INGREDIENTS

1 kilo Hillock Downs grass feed beef mince
150 grams of breadcrumbs
180 grams of Parmesan cheese greated finely
4 tablespoons of fresh Italian parsley, chopped finely
4 eggs
160 ml of olive oil
2 onions finely chopped
1 garlic clove
2 kilo of Hillock Downs passata sauce
2 bay leaves
Extra grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley to serve
500 g of your favourite pasta

 

METHOD
Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley with the beef mince. Add 3 eggs first and mix well. Mixture should all come together. If it feels too dry, add the 4th egg. Roll mixture into balls. Heat oil in a pan that’s large enough to hold all the meat balls. Cook meatballs until golden brown as they brown lift them out. Fry onion and garlic until sautéed, then add the passata sauce. Add all of the browned meatballs back to pan with Passata sauce. Add bay leaves and simmer for 40 minutes. Cook pasta according to packet instructions until al dente. Maniare!
 

TO SERVE
Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and spoon meatballs over the top. Sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese and parsely.
 

MATCHED BEVERAGE
2015 Crittenden Estate Kangerong Pinot Noir

 

ABOUT HILLOCK DOWNS PRODUCE STORE
We at Hillock Downs are committed to providing you with the best beef made by nature. We are MSA licenced producers and pasture certified which means there are no hormones and are antibiotic free animals. We make sure the animals are treated with the utmost respect. Our cattle are all born and raised right here on the farm using traditional and sustainable farming practices.

151 Dundas St, Rye
Tel: 0413 777 737
hillock-downs.com.au

 

If you’re looking for some other great wine recommendations for this season, the following tipples will be just perfect for your winter months:

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