Thursday, 30 January 2014

HERB MEATBALLS



For a quick throw it together supper, you can't go wrong with this.  I've used the meatballs with a tomato sauce and pasta but rice is also good or in sub rolls or pitta bread with salad.

I've used some ready made breadcrumbs from Sainsbury's that have been pimped up with a range of different flavours.  I've gone for Pistachio & Herb.  They're really handy to have in and can be added to home made stuffing or topping meat and fish, I've also used their Moroccan Inspired Breadcrumbs on a spicy cassoulet.


500g Minced Lamb
1 Egg

1 tbsp Oil
1 Onion chopped
1 Courgette grated
1 Yellow Pepper sliced
1 Garlic Clove crushed
400g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp Rosemary chopped
150ml Water
Salt & Pepper to season


Combine the mince, breadcrumbs and egg and form into meatballs.  Place on a baking tray lined with parchment and bake for 20 minutes at 180C.
While the meatballs are cooking, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions till soft then add the courgette, peppers and garlic till they start to brown.  Now add the tomatoes, rosemary and water.  Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil then turn the heat down and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.

When the meatballs are cooked, add them to the pan and continue simmering with the sauce for a further 10 minutes.


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