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These succulent meatballs make a quick and wholesome midweek meal.
Servings 4
Calories 246 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 400 g minced beef (15-20% fat content)
  • 6 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
  • ½ medium egg white
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 100 ml water
  • pinch sugar
  • 150 g fresh baby fresh spinach leaves

Instructions
 

  • Place the mince, garlic, onions and salt and pepper into a bowl and really mix well to a paste consistency.
  • Mix the egg white and cornflour really well.
  • Roll the mince into small balls, the size of a 50p piece, roughly.
  • Add to the cornflour and egg white and really coat well.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil (any) in a large sauté pan (with a lid. Add the meatballs and roll around until nicely browned and sealed well.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, crumbled stock cube, water and sugar (optional) and bring to a boil. Then turn down the heat to a simmer and cover, cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the lid and cook until you have a nice sauce consistency.
  • Meanwhile, add 2 tbsp oil to a non-stick frying pan and heat add the beetroot gnocchi. Sauté over high heat to get a nice colour, say 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the spinach to the meatballs and wilt, re-season well.
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Nutrition Facts
Braised Meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
246
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
65
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
673
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
776
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword beef
Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine Autumn, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer, Winter
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