Hidden Veg Meatballs

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recipe by Nicky's Kitchen Sanctuary https://kitchensanctuary.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    45mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    614
based on 1 ratings

Juicy meatballs with hidden veg, served in a tomato and pepper sauce with gooey melted cheese.

Inspired by: http://kitchensanctuary.com/2015/09/hidden-veg-meatballs/

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020

Ingredients

  • Zucchini icon
    Zucchini
    1 (about 195 g)
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
    4 (about 120 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    ¼ cup (about 37.8 g)
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    1 tbsp (about 3.9 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    140 g (about 1)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    75 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.65 g)
  • Ground pork icon
    Ground pork
    250 g (about 1 cups)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    500 g (about 2 ¼ cups)
  • Worcestershire sauce icon
    Worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp (about 17.4 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    ½ tsp (about 1.05 g)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.13 g)
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
    800 g (about 2)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    1 tbsp (about 16.5 g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (about 0.7 g)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.75 g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Line a clean baking sheet with foil then set aside
  3. Add olive oil, ground pork, ground beef, zucchini, button mushroom, parmesan cheese, onion, fresh parsley, worcestershire sauce, ground cumin, egg, egg yolk, salt and black pepper to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Mix gently until combined
  5. Form into balls
  6. Transfer meat to baking sheet
  7. Bake and continue - 20 min, 200°C
  8. Add olive oil to a clean Dutch oven
  9. Heat - low heat
  10. Add onion to the Dutch oven
  11. Cook until softened - approx 5 min
  12. Add garlic clove and red bell pepper to the sauce
  13. Cook - approx 5 min
  14. Add canned tomatoes, tomato purée, dried oregano, sugar, salt and black pepper to the sauce
  15. Simmer - approx 10 min
  16. Transfer meat to sauce
  17. Cover with mozzarella cheese
  18. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  19. Bake until melted - 15 min, 200°C
  20. Serve
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