Something Yummy For Your Tummy!! By Roheen!

March 14th, 2014

Are you feeling very hungry and there’s nothing for you to eat? If so, this is what you need to cook! MEATBALLS WITH SAUCE!!!!

Kitchen tools:

Chopping board, Small kitchen, Mixing bowl, Mug, Fork, Baking sheet or frying pan.

The Ingredients For Meatballs:
4 portions, 250g minced pork, 250g minced beef, ( Can substitute pre-cooked lentils ), 1 egg, 2 – 3 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs, 1 large white onion, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, 1 tsp cumin, salt and 1 pepper and flour for dusting!

What You Do:

1. First, assemble your ingredients.

2. Next, finely dice onion and garlic.

3. Now, to make the meatballs, mix the meat, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, salt and pepper.

4. After that, cook a small amount and taste for seasoning ; adjust if necessary.

5. Afterward, roll into small balls and dust with flour.

6. Now, to cook the meatballs you have two options, the frying pan or the oven. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs until they are browned all sides and just cooked through. Or you can bake them in the oven which is easier and less smokey. If you’d prefer to do it this way, then preheat the oven to 180 oC. Put the meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15min until pipping shot!

7. Then, transfer to a serving dish.

8. Finally, top with tomato sauce ( which i will show you after this step ), bechamel, or simply garnish with plenty of chopped parsley and a good slug of extra virgin olive oil. Serve with spaghetti or rice, or roast vegetables!

Do you have meatballs with nothing on them and you really want something delicious to put on them? If  so, follow this recipe and try to guess what it is!! It is a sauce!

Kitchen Tools:

Heavy based deep-sided frying pan or casserole, Knife , Chopping board, Wooden spoon.

The  Ingredients:

1 very finely diced medium red onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 500g chopped tinned tomatoes or 1kg fresh ripe tomatoes chopped, 2 Tbl olive oil, 1 tsp oregano, 1 bay leaf, salt and black  pepper.

What You Do:

1. First, finely dice the red onion.

2. Next, mince garlic

3. After that, heat 2 Tbl of oil in a heavy based deep-sided frying pan or casserole over a low heat.

4. Now, wait foe the oil to heat through

5. Then, add the onion and cook gently, stirring now and then until soft but not brown.

6. Following, add the garlic, stir again and then add tomatoes, salt, pepper and herbs. Turn up the heat to a gentle simmer and then add a pinch of salt and a few twists of black pepper.

7. Finally, let it cook, bubbling gently for about 30 mins, stirring occasionally to stop it sticking. If it gets too thick , add a little water.

The finished sauce should be dark red, smooth and delicious. It can be used as a base to pizza or a spaghetti sauce as well as with meatballs!

Have you guessed what kind of sauce it was? Well duh it was tomato sauce!!!

Storage Tips :

  • Once cooked, cool as quickly as possible and then store in covered containers in a fridge.
  • To cool quickly, pour the sauce into a bowl and sit the bowl into a larger bowl of cold water and stir

Nutrition Notes:

The tomatoes, onions and garlic fit into the FRUIT AND VEGETABLE section of the eatwell plate. They provide vital nutrients, which help your body work properly!

HOPE YOU ENJOYED EATING IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!