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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine mince, breadcrumbs, eggs, olive oil, parsley, thyme, peas, lemon zest and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Mix together using your hands and mix well.
  2. Next roll meatballs, 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture per ball. Place balls on to a tray and set aside.
  3. To make the sauce:
  4. Take a pan and heat olive oil on a medium heat. Add garlic, pancetta and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until garlic starts to colour.
  5. Next, add tomatoes, stir and bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Next place meatballs one by one into the simmering sauce.
  8. Cook meatballs for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked. Check sauce for seasoning and if needed adjust with salt and pepper.
  9. Finally cook pasta as per packet directions. Strain the pasta and add to sauce. Gently mix together, tear basil into sauce and serve.

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