Pork meatballs with red cabbage recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 20 mins to cook
  • 340 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a food processor and pulse well until you have a smooth mixture. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Using lightly oiled hands, shape the pork mixture into round meatballs using the palms of your hands.  Arrange in lines on the lined baking tray, cover with clingfilm and chill.

Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the sweet and sour red cabbage in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Cover loosely with foil and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Reduce the heat once it is simmering and cook gently for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is soft and translucent in appearance.

Discard the bay leaf and cinnamon stick once it is cooked. About 30 minutes before the cabbage is cooked, remove the meatballs from the fridge and allow them to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 200° C.

Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes until cooked through. Spoon the hot cabbage onto serving plates. Arrange the meatballs in cups and garnish with a sprig of dill leaves. Serve alongside the cabbage.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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  • Ingredients

  • For the meatballs

  • a little olive oil
  • 500g Tesco Healthy Living pork mince
  • small bunch of dill, finely chopped
  • 2tsp curry powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp red chilli powder
  • sprigs of dill, to garnish
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For the sweet and sour red cabbage

  • 1 large red cabbage, shredded
  • 200ml red wine vinegar
  • 110g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
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  • Energy 1431kj 340kcal 17%
  • Fat 13g 19%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 32g 36%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.3g Protein 25.6g Fibre 3.8g

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