Rd's Lamb and Courgette Meatballs Recipe

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Submitted by rockydog

Makes 4 servings



The meatballs can be prepared in advance if necessary

Recipe Ingredients for RD's Lamb and Courgette Meatballs


For the meatballs:
500 g courgettes, peeled
30 ml olive oil
1 medium onion, skinned and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, skinned and crushed
500 g lamb, minced and pounded
50 g feta cheese, greated
1 tbsp fresh mint
1 egg
1 freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp plain flour
1 salt
1 tsp vegetable oil for frying

For the sauce:
1 red onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp chili flakes (more if reqd)
125 ml red wine
400 g chopped tomatoes
60 g parmesan cheese
1 tsp bay leaf
8 oz penne

Recipe Directions for RD's Lamb and Courgette Meatballs

  1. To make the meatballs:

  2. Cut the courgettes in half, lengthways, sprinkle with salt and leave for one hour. Rinse thoroughly, squeeze and then grate them.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and gently cook until softened, not brown.

  4. Add the garlic and the courgette and cook, gently, for about 10-25 minutes, until tender. Remove from the heat and cool, then mix with the meat, cheese, mint and eggs.

  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then pound until pasty. Form into little balls, and roll quickly in flour.

  6. Heat a little oil, enough to cover the surface of the frying pan, until nearly smoking, then, on a low heat, cook the meatballs for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently until golden on the outside and cooked through.

  7. To make the sauce:

  8. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chopped red onions, garlic cloves, dried chillies (to tast and depending on the heat of the meat) and bay leaves. Cook for about half an hour until the onions begin to brown and most of the liquid has evaporated.

  9. Add the red wine, increase heat and cook until most of the wine has evaporated. Add the drained chopped tomatoes and cook at a bare simmer until you have a nice thick sauce. Add the grated Parmesan.

  10. Mix in the meatballs and simmer for a further 10 minutes.

  11. Serve with pasta of your choice

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 545.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
677
Calories from Fat
243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.0g
42%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Sodium
555mg
23%
Potassium
1257mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
48.8g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
53.8g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 31% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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