Cheesy Meatballs

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Cheesy Meatballs

A Classic Italian Dish

Serves 6 People

Ingredients

  •  450g 5% lean beef mince
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano 
  • Salt & cracked pepper 
  • 2 tsp chilli paste 
  • 50g parmesan cheese, grated 
  • 100g bread crumbs (gluten free if required) 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 250ml skimmed milk 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 600ml passata 
  • 200g mozzarella cheese, grated 

Instructions

  1.  Start by preheating the oven to 200°C/400°F/ gas 6. 
  2. Add the beef, garlic, oregano, salt & pepper, chilli paste, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, egg and milk to a large bowl and mix well to combine. 
  3. Roll the mixture into 15-20 balls. 
  4. Next, heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs for 3-4 minutes. All you’re doing for now is browning the outside, as they will continue to cook in the oven. 
  5. Add a few spoonfuls of passata to the bottom of an oven-proof casserole dish. Then, lay the meatballs in the dish. 
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce all over, top with mozzarella and sprinkle with a little extra oregano, salt & cracked pepper. 
  7. Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes or until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbling. 
  8. Serve hot! 

Nutrition

 388 CALORIES 

34g PROTEIN 

21g CARBS 

17g FATS 

2.4g FIBRE

Macros and Calories may vary slightly with different ingredients

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