Meatball casserole

Posted: March 21, 2009 by nietize in Beef, Casserole, Potatoes
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500g beef mince
Small bunch of parsley, chopped
Olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
450g carrots, quartered, then cut into chunks
450g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tbsp paprika

500g passata

Mix the beef mince with half the chopped parsley, and salt and pepper to taste, then shape into 12 balls. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the meatballs for 4-5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally , until the meat is browned all over.

Add the chopped onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes and 300ml water to the pan. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Stir in the paprika, passata and half the remaining parsley. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Season to taste and sprinkle with the remaining parsley to serve.

It’s easy to associate meat balls with junk food because of the supermarket ones which are chockful of preservatives and all. But they can be really healthy and delicious if you make them from scratch. This recipe is just good quality minced beef, parsley salt and pepper. Oh and passata is a bottle of sieved tomatoes.


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