Cheesy Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce
September 11, 2015
"All done in the microwave. Serve on their own or over pasta. A great dish to serve with a light green salad and fresh crusty bread or garlic bread."
- Serving Size: 1 (348.2 g)
- Calories 571.8
- Total Fat - 34.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 13.4 g
- Cholesterol - 196.4 mg
- Sodium - 658.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 13.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
- Sugars - 5.6 g
- Protein - 50.2 g
- Calcium - 337.8 mg
- Iron - 5.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 27.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Cook the onion and bacon in a large bowl on high for 3-4 minutes approx 850W. Remove from microwave, add mince, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, salt and pepper and mix well.
Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and flatten into a patty shape.
Place a cube of cheese in the middle of the meat, fold meat to enclose cheese and roll to form a ball.
Refrigerate meatballs for 10-15 minutes.
Place meatballs in a 3 Litre casserole dish. Cook uncovered on medium to High approx 650W for 4-6 minutes. Turn meatballs over and cook for a further 4-6 minutes.
Meanwhile combine the tomatoes, basil, tomato paste, chilli, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Drain any excess fat from meatballs after cooking and pour the tomato mixture over par cooked and drained meatballs.
Cook uncovered on medium high approx 650W for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with on their own with crusty bread or over pasta.
Tips & Variations
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