Cheesy Meatballs with Vegetable Couscous Recipe | Legendairy

Cheesy Meatballs with Vegetable Couscous


4
Easy
25 MINS
30 MINS

These delicious cheesy meatballs are cooked in a fragrant lemon sauce and served with a vegetable spiked cous cous

INGREDIENTS

Lemon Sauce
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup salt reduced chicken stock (or water)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or coriander (or combination of both)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Meatballs
  • 1 large onion, grated , extra
  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander or parsley, extra
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Vegetable Couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups couscous
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped red capsicum

METHOD

  1. Place all the sauce ingredients, except the lemon juice in a large frypan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes while preparing meatballs.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients and season to taste. Using clean hands, roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls.
  3. Place meatballs into the reduced sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Stir in lemon juice.
  4. Prepare couscous according to pack instructions. Steam or microwave sweet potato and capsicum until tender. Stir through couscous and serve topped with cheesy meatballs and sauce.

NUTRITION (PER SERVE)

Energy (kj) 2249
Protein (g) 40.9
Fat, Total (g) 15.8
Saturated (g) 7.9
Carbohydrates (g) 55.9
Sugars (g) 7.4
Dietry Fibre (g) 2.9
Sodium (mg) 553
Calcium (mg) 304
Iron (mg) 4.5

HANDY TIPS

Serve leftovers for lunch in wholemeal pita pockets for extra carbohydrates. Meatballs are also delicious served with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

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