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Smokey Team-Effort Meatballs

Smokey Team-Effort Meatballs

with Creamy Mash (F)

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Wisdom is everywhere, if you know where to look. Just the other day Patrick was wandering down to the Fresh Farm when he saw a big billboard exclaiming ‘Dreams don’t work, unless you do’. He took it as a sign to whip up these meatballs. They take a little bit of work but he wanted you to try something a little different and the end result is an absolute corker!

Tags:Family BoxNot Suitable for Coeliacs
Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2

serving 4 people


serving 4 people

1 unit(s)

Red Onion

450 grams

Minced Beef

1 tsp


1 tsp

Dried Oregano

1 tsp


3 tbsp

Flat Leaf Parsley

4 tbsp

Cheddar Cheese


4 unit(s)


1 cup(s)


1 unit(s)

Yellow Pepper

1 tsp

Smoked Paprika

2 cup(s)

Tomato Passata

1 tsp

Muscovado Sugar

Not included in your delivery





Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional information
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3723.76 kJ
Energy (kcal)890 kcal
Fat21.0 g
of which saturates8.0 g
Carbohydrate103 g
Protein27 g
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Baking Tray

Peel and slice the onion in half lengthways through the root. Slice the onion into ultra-thin ‘half moons’ and keep 1 tbsp to the side. Add the rest to a large non-stick pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and cover with a lid. Cook on low heat until step 6.

Prepare the meatballs
Prepare the meatballs

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and very finely dice the tbsp of remaining onion. Add this to the beef in a bowl with the mustard, oregano, cumin and 1 tbsp of finely chopped parsley. LH: Add 1⁄2 tsp of salt and very thoroughly mix the ingredients, then form into golf balls. Stick your thumb into each, then fill with a bit of grated cheese before closing them up tight! LH: We recommend enlisting the help of your junior sous chefs squeezing them (the meatballs!) quite tightly so they hold together.


Place the meatballs on a baking tray and cook on the top shelf of the oven for 20 mins. Tip: They should be nicely browned off when you remove them from the oven.


Boil a pot of water with 1⁄2 tsp of salt for the potatoes. Peel and chop the potatoes into roughly 3cm cubes. Boil them in the water for around 10 mins or until you can easily slip a knife through them. Drain and mash with a bit of milk and butter (if you have some) and a good pinch of salt.

Cut the vegetables
Cut the vegetables

Meanwhile, peel and dice the carrot into tiny cubes (1⁄2 cm if your knife skills allow). Remove the core from the yellow pepper and slice into thin matchsticks.

Add the carrot and pepper
Add the carrot and pepper

Take the lid off the onions (which should be nice and soft) and add the carrot and pepper. Add the smoked paprika. Give it a stir and turn the heat to medium. Cook for around 8 mins.

Add the parsley
Add the parsley

Once all the veggies are soft, add in the tomato passata and the muscovado sugar. Add 1⁄4 tsp of salt and a few grinds of pepper (then taste and add more if needed). Bubble away for 5 mins on medium-low heat before adding in the meatballs. Cook for a further 5 mins before gently stirring in 1 tbsp of finely chopped parsley.


Serve with your mash and another sprinkle of parsley.