Our next 15 minute meal came from the “beef” section of Jamie Oliver’s cookbook.
The meatballs themselves were easy. Just minced beef, garam masala, salt and pepper. Combined and rolled into balls.
I actually gave a couple to Charlotte for dinner too – and she loved them!
As for the all important sauce, this came together quickly with the help of tomato passata, coriander, roasted capsicum, spring onions and paprika.
I actually misread the recipe, and cooked the meatballs and the kidney beans in the tomato sauce. I also covered the pan and allowed them to cook a lot slower than the recipe called for.
I also opted to use quinoa and lemon zest (in place of the bulghar wheat / preserved lemon) – proving, once again, that I just cant help myself when it comes to changing up recipes!
We served the meatballs piled high on the lemony quinoa, finished with a dollop of natural yoghurt, coriander, spring onions and some fresh lime.
And, although this probably wasn’t my favourite meatball recipe, it was a tasty take on an ol’ classic. I finished the whole plate without any real complaints!
Another winning dish from Mr O!!!
What about you? Do you stick to the recipe or find yourself adapting it along the way?