Baked Cheesy American Meatballs
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Baked Cheesy American Meatballs

Baked Cheesy American Meatballs

with Garlic Bread

One bite of this meal and you’ll think your mind is playing tricks on you. The combination of beef meatballs, a tomato-BBQ sauce and melted cheese tastes just like a classic cheeseburger, except all baked together in a comforting dish. Add some broccoli for crunch and garlic bread to mop up the sauce and this will quickly become a favourite.


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Total Time45 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

1 unit


4 clove


1 unit


1 head


1 packet

beef mince

1 sachet

All-American Spice Blend

½ packet

fine breadcrumbs

(Contains Gluten; May be present Peanut, Sesame, Milk, Soy, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pistachio, Pine Nut, Walnut. )

½ packet

tomato paste

1 tin

chopped tomatoes

1 packet

BBQ sauce

1 sachet

beef-style stock powder

1 packet

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk; )

1 unit


(Contains Gluten, Soy; May be present Egg, Sesame, Tree Nuts, Peanut, Sulphites, Milk. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 unit


(Contains Egg; )

50 g


(Contains Milk; )

¼ tsp



Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Calories3710 kcal
Fat43.4 g
of which saturates24 g
Carbohydrate65.1 g
of which sugars27.6 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein52.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1910 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Baking Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan


Get prepped

Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Finely chop the brown onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Grate the carrot (unpeeled), or finely chop if you prefer. Cut the broccoli into small florets and roughly chop the stalk.

Make meatballs

In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, egg, All-American spice blend, the salt and fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list). Season with pepper and mix well to combine. Using damp hands, shape a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into a meatball. Set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. You should get 4-6 meatballs per person. In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 4-5 minutes. Transfer the meatballs to a medium baking dish and set aside.

TIP: The meatballs will finish cooking in step 3! TIP: If your pan is getting crowded, cook in batches for the best results!

Bake meatballs

Return the frying pan to a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil if needed. Add the onion and carrot and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add 1/2 the garlic and the tomato paste (see ingredients list) and cook until darkened and fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, BBQ sauce, beef stock and 1/2 the butter. Bring to a simmer and season to taste with salt and pepper, 2-3 minutes. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs in the baking dish and sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 10 minutes.

Make the garlic bread

While the meatballs are baking, slice the ciabatta in half lengthways, then slice each half across the diagonal. In a small bowl, add the remaining butter and garlic and microwave in 10 second bursts or until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the garlic butter over the cut side of the ciabatta pieces and place directly on a wire rack in the oven. Bake until golden, 5 minutes.

Cook the beans

While the garlic bread is baking, wash the frying pan and return to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the broccoli and a splash of water and cook, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

TIP: Add a dash of water to the pan to help speed up the cooking process.

Serve up

Divide the cheesy baked American meatballs, garlic bread and broccoli between plates. Spoon over any excess sauce from the baking dish.