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Tomato meatball traybake with lemony spinach rice recipe

Tomato meatball traybake with lemony spinach rice recipe

14 ratings

Toss spiced meatballs with red onion wedges and tomato sauce for a totally organic warming midweek meal. Top with feta and serve with lemony spinach rice and fresh dill. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 731 calories / serving


  • 500g pack organic beef steak mince
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs or oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 20g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 organic red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 2 x 390g cartons organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp organic tomato ketchup
  • 100g organic feta
  • 300g organic long-grain rice
  • 1 organic lemon, zested and juiced
  • 100g organic spinach
  • 4 tbsp chopped dill (optional)
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    29g 42%
  • Saturates

    13g 65%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 81.5g Protein 38.9g Fibre 3.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. To make the meatballs, place the mince, half the garlic, 1 tsp mixed herbs or oregano, the cinnamon, cumin and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Grate in 3 wedges of onion and mix together well with clean hands. Shape the mixture into 16 golf ball-sized meatballs and set aside.
  2. Put the remaining onion wedges in a bowl, drizzle over the oil and toss to evenly coat. Tip the tomatoes into a high-sided roasting tin around 35cm x 25cm and stir in the remaining garlic, mixed herbs or oregano and the tomato ketchup. Arrange the onions and meatballs in a single layer on top of the tomatoes, and crumble over the feta. Roast for 40 mins until the meatballs are cooked through and the onions are charred.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the rice and cook for 10 mins. Drain and return to the pan. Stir in the lemon juice, zest, spinach and half of the dill, if using. Cove and allow to stand for 5 mins.
  4. To serve, divide the rice between the plates, and spoon over the meatballs and tomato sauce. Garnish with a little extra dill, if using.

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