Italian Cheesy Meatball Ciabatta
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Italian Cheesy Meatball Ciabatta

with Chips and Salad

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

1 unit(s)

SlooOW Stone Oven White Baguette

(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Sesame, Soya May contain Lupin, Milk, Nuts)

450 grams


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

10 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

240 grams

Pork Mince

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

30 grams

Tomato Puree

¾ sachet(s)

Vegan ‘Nduja

125 grams

Baby Plum Tomatoes

32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

50 grams

Baby Leaf Mix

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)

Not included in your delivery

¼ tsp

Salt for the Breadcrumbs

2 tbsp

Water for the Breadcrumbs

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

1 tsp


20 grams


2 tbsp



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)4394 kJ
Energy (kcal)1050 kcal
Fat65.7 g
of which saturates24.7 g
Carbohydrate75.2 g
of which sugars13.9 g
Protein40.5 g
Salt3.28 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Baking Tray
Large Bowl
Garlic Press
Large Frying Pan



Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Remove the bread from the packaging and pop onto a baking tray.

Bake on the top shelf of your oven until toasted and golden, 10-12 mins. Once baked, allow to cool, 5 mins.

Meanwhile, chop the potatoes lengthways into 1cm slices, then chop into 1cm wide chips (no need to peel).

Pop the chips onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary. When the oven is hot, bake on the middle shelf until golden, 30-35 mins. Turn halfway through.



Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a large bowl, combine the garlic, breadcrumbs, salt and water for the breadcrumbs (see pantry for both amounts), then add the pork mince. Season with pepper and mix together with your hands. 

Roll into evenly-sized balls, 5 per person. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince.

Once the baguette has finished baking, pop the meatballs onto a large baking tray. When the oven is hot, bake on the top shelf until browned on the outside and cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: The meatballs are cooked when no longer pink in the middle.


While everything bakes, grate the cheese. 

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tomato puree and vegan 'nduja (see ingredients for amount, add less if you'd prefer things milder). Fry, stirring vigorously, for 1 min. 

Add the water for the sauce and sugar (see pantry for both amounts). Bring to the boil, then simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, 2-3 mins.


Once cooked, stir the meatballs into the sauce in the frying pan. Add the butter (see pantry for amount). Stir until melted, 1 min. 

Halve the baby plum tomatoes.

Slice the baguette in half widthways and then each half lengthways (1 half baguette per person).


Arrange your baguette halves onto a baking tray. 

Sprinkle over the cheese on the cut sides of the baguette lids. Bake on the middle shelf until the cheese has melted and the bottom half is lightly toasted, 2-3 mins.

Once the cheese has melted, and the bottoms are toasted remove from the oven.  Spoon over your meatballs and sauce onto the bases of the baguette.

Drizzle over the pesto. Sandwich the baguette lid shut and share between plates. 


When everything's ready, share the baguettes between plates.

Share your leaves and baby plums between plates and drizzle over the balsamic glaze. Serve with the chips and mayo (see pantry for amount) on the side for dipping.