Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meatball hotpot

Serves 4 : Very easy : Quick
300gm lean minced beef
½ tsp dried mixed herbs

2 carrots, chopped
2 medium potatoes, chopped
1 large leek, sliced
4-6 baby corn
8 – 10 button mushrooms, chopped

2 x ±400gm tins chopped tomatoes
200gm frozen peas

4 pita breads

Cook the carrots, potatoes, leek, corn and mushrooms in a little water until the carrots and
potatoes are soft.
Drain and leave in a colander.

Mash the mixed herbs into the mince.
Shape teaspoonfuls of the mince into balls.
Dry fry the meatballs, turning them over and around until they are nicely browned.
Remove from the pan and drain off any excess fat.

Put the cooked veg back in the pan and add the tomatoes.
Stir in the peas.
Lay the meatballs on top of everything.
Simmer for ten minutes.

Serve the meatball hotpot with toasted pita breads.

Kids seem to love meatballs. Here’s the perfect way to get them to eat lots of vegetables, too.

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