Meatball and mozzarella and tomato sauce gratin recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 795 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a bowl mix together the minced beef, garlic, parsley, parmesan, salt & pepper, egg and breadcrumbs and mix and shape into sixteen balls.

In a frying pan and over a moderate heat add the olive oil and sauté the meatballs until brown, set aside to drain on kitchen towel. Add a little oil and over a moderate heat saute the onions until soft. Add the tomatoes and simmer for twenty minutes. Add the basil, season and turn into a gratin dish. Add the meatballs, buffalo mozzarella and top with the parmesan cheese.

Place in the oven and bake for twenty minutes until brown and crisp. Serve garnished with a few basil leaves.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g minced beef
  • 40g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 25g (1oz) freshly grated Parmesan
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 basil leaves, shredded
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 600g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200g half fat mozzarella cheese
  • 75g parmesan, grated
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  • Energy 3299kj 795kcal 40%
  • Fat 60g 86%
  • Saturates 21g 105%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 1.3g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.7g Protein 47.6g Fibre 2.3g

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