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Smokey Mango Beef Meatballs & Garlic Rice

Smokey Mango Beef Meatballs & Garlic Rice

with BBQ Mayo & Roasted Almonds

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These meatballs are bursting with the tried and true flavour of our smokey barbecue seasoning and tangy BBQ sauce. On the side, we've got a bright slaw and aromatic garlic rice for a splendid finish.

Our suppliers have been affected by the recent adverse weather conditions and COVID-related labour shortages, which is impacting the availability of some ingredients. As such, what you receive may be slightly different to what's pictured. Don't worry, your recipe will be just as delicious!

Tags:Kid Friendly
Allergens:MilkTree NutsEggsGluten

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Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)



1 stalk


1 packet

roasted almonds

(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentGluten, Peanuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 packet

beef mince

1 packet

fine breadcrumbs

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

1 sachet

barbecue seasoning

1 packet

mango chutney

1 bag

slaw mix

3 clove


1 packet

BBQ mayo

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g



1.5 cup





1 drizzle

white wine vinegar

Nutrition Values
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3951 kJ
Fat43.4 g
of which saturates14 g
Carbohydrate90.8 g
of which sugars14.1 g
Protein44.7 g
Sodium1284 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Finely chop the garlic. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium heat. Cook 1/2 the garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the basmati rice, the water and a generous pinch of salt, stir, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, roughly chop the cucumber and roasted almonds. Finely chop the celery.


In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, the egg, fine breadcrumbs, barbecue seasoning and remaining garlic. Season with salt. Using damp hands, roll heaped spoonfuls of the beef mixture into small meatballs. Transfer to a plate. You should get 4-5 meatballs per person.


Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the meatballs, turning, until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes (cook in batches if your pan is getting crowded). Remove from the heat, then add the mango chutney and a splash of water. Toss until the meatballs are well coated.


While the meatballs are cooking, add the cucumber, celery, slaw mix and a drizzle of olive oil and white wine vinegar to a medium bowl. Toss to combine and season to taste.


Divide the garlic rice, smokey mango beef meatballs and cucumber slaw between plates. Serve with the BBQ mayo and almonds.