Six months ago, I considered burgers and meatballs an “unhealthy” option… far from it now. It is insanely easy to make delicious meatballs from lean beef mince.
700g extra-lean minced beef
A handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley. finely chopped (hold back on some for garnish)
3 chopped garlic cloves
2 celery stalks
700g jar passata
1 tsp ground cumin
200ml beef stock
Long grain & wild microwave rice
Bag of spinach
Can of sweetcorn
These meatballs were made with finely chopped parsley, 2 cloves of garlic and the mince in a bowl. Stir and fashion into small balls by rolling between your palms. Fry them (in Frylight) for a couple of minutes so the meatballs are brown all over, then add to a baking dish.
In the same frying pan, fry (in Frylight!) a small, finely chopped onion, garlic, 2 cubed carrots and cubed celery for 5 minutes. Add passata with tomato and garlic, cumin and beef stock, season, stir and pour over the meatballs.
Bake at 190°C / fan 170°C for 25-30 minutes. Pop a long grain and wild microwave rice packet into the microwave for 2 minutes, followed by the spinach for 45 seconds. Add the spinach and sweetcorn to the rice and stir.
Serve the meatballs over the rice and garnish with parsley. Grub’s up! [SYN FREE TOO!]