Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce
Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken or mince. If I had more time I would make my own meatballs but I just make sure I buy packs of the ready made extra lean versions from Muscle Food instead.
I’ve chosen to serve this meal with quinoa this time as it is great for absorbing all the moisture from the sauce. Then you don’t miss out on any of the flavour, but pasta, rice or couscous all work well.