As a family we love meatballs in sauce but sometimes I want to get away from the rich tomato sauces that the boys favour and this is when I reach for my Balsamic vinegar. By the end of cooking you have a mild vinegar flavour with a lovely sweetness from the onions and Balsamic.
You can make this ahead of time and just do the final simmer or bake before serving.
To make this gluten free I simply use gluten free penne.
1kg minced pork
6 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
salt and pepper
30mls olive oil
4 onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves plus three sprigs
100mls balsamic vinegar
a small handful freshly chopped parsley
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic, fennel, salt and pepper until you have a paste.
In a large bowl, combine the pork, thyme…
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