I tried this recipe today. I thought it was great. It’s another Weight Watchers recipe, from the Simply Enjoy cookbook this time. I think it would freeze quite well if you wanted to make it at the weekend and eat later or it would be a great one for a family. I’m not an expert but I reckon kids would like the meatballs and it’s a good way to introduce veg as well.
33 Propoints value per recipe
8 Propoints value per serving
400g potatoes, peeled and halved, if large
400g lean beef mince
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 leek, sliced thickly
1 courgette, sliced thickly
1 teaspoon cornflour
3 tablespoons red onion chutney
250 ml vegetable stock
3 long fresh rosemary sprigs
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
75g mozzarella light, torn into pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add the potatoes and cook until tender, the drain and leave to cool slightly. Slice the potatoes thickly and aside. Meanwhile, mix the mince and thyme together, season and form into 16 walnut sized balls.
2. Heat a large, deep-sided, ovenproof, non stick frying pan. Spray with the cooking spray, add the meatballs and fry over a medium heat for 8 minutes, turning occassionally, until browned all over. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. Preheat the grill to high. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and blanch the leek and courgette for 2 minutes then drain and refresh under cold running water.
4. Stir the cornflour and chutney into the stock and pour into a small pan. Add two sprigs of rosemary then bring to the boil and season with black pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat and take out the rosemary and discard.
5. Arrange the tomatoes, leek and courgette in the frying pan with the meatballs. Pour the sauce over, then top with the sliced poratoes. Scatter the mozzarella over the top and grill for 6 minutes or until golden.
6. Chop the remaining sprig of rosemary finely and scatter over the top before serving.