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Cheesy Baked Beef Meatballs

Cheesy Baked Beef Meatballs

with Crusty Ciabatta & Greens

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The trick to super tender meatballs? Baking them of course! It allows plenty of moisture and flavour to stay in your meatballs where they belong. Cheddar cheese and a crusty ciabatta loaf add an indulgent touch to this delicious dish.


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Total Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy

Serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

Serving 4 people

2 clove


2 sachet

dried oregano

2 unit


1 head


1 packet

beef mince

2 packet

fine breadcrumbs

(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 tin

crushed & sieved tomatoes

1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit


(ContainsGluten, SoyMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Egg, Sulphites)

1 bag

green beans

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 unit



½ tsp


2 tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)2690 kJ
Fat23.9 g
of which saturates11.2 g
Carbohydrate48 g
of which sugars10.1 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein53.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1070 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Baking Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Bowl
Paper Towel
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the garlic. Cut the broccoli into small florets and cut the stalk into 1cm pieces. Trim the green beans, then slice in half. Grate the carrot (unpeeled).


In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, eggs, Italian herbs, fine breadcrumbs and the salt. Using damp hands, take a heaped spoonful of the beef mixture and shape into a small meatball. Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture (you should get about 20 meatballs).


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes (the meatballs will continue cooking in step 4). Transfer the meatballs to a medium baking dish and set aside.


Return the pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil if needed. Add the garlic, dried oregano and carrot and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the passata and sugar and bring to the boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the baking dish and sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 10 minutes.


While the meatballs are baking, place the ciabatta directly on the wire rack in the oven and bake until crusty on the outside and steaming hot on the inside, 10-12 minutes. Wipe out the frying pan and return to a medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and a splash of water and cook until starting to soften, 3 minutes. Add the green beans and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. TIP: Add a little more water if the pan looks dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Divide the cheesy baked beef meatballs and greens between bowls. Serve the crusty ciabatta on the side (perfect for scooping up the sauce!).