Cajun Spiced Beef Meatballs
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Cajun Spiced Beef Meatballs

Cajun Spiced Beef Meatballs

with cheesy mash and roasted broccoli

These Irish beef meatballs are infused with Cajun-inspired flavours for a subtle hint of spice. Served with perfectly tender broccoli and a hearty helping of cheesy mashed potato, this is a dish that is warming, comforting and will leave you wanting more.

Tags:
Family Friendly
Allergens:
Milk
Wheat
Sulphites
Total Time40 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

600 grams

Potatoes

50 grams

Grated Cheese

(Contains Milk)

2 unit(s)

Garlic

1 unit(s)

Broccoli

1 pack(s)

Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

1 pack(s)

Passata

240 grams

Beef Mince

2 sachet(s)

Cajun Spice Mix

(Contains Sulphites)

1 sachet(s)

Beef Stock

(May be present Cereals containing gluten)

Not included in your delivery

to taste

Salt

to taste

Oil

to taste

Pepper

to taste

Water

to taste

Butter

to taste

Milk (Optional)

¼ tsp

Salt

½ tsp

Sugar

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Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3284 kJ
Energy (kcal)785 kcal
Fat29.1 g
of which saturates14.6 g
Carbohydrate88.3 g
of which sugars15.7 g
Dietary Fiber2.2 g
Protein44 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt3.8 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region. Nutrition for uncooked ingredients based on 2 person recipe, excludes Pantry Items.

Utensils

Grater
Baking Sheet with Baking Paper
Potato Masher
Colander
Pot with Lid

Instructions

Make the Mash
1
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. 
  • Boil a large pot of salted water for the potatoes.
  • Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (peeling optional).
  • Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook until fork tender, 12-18 mins. Once cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pot off the heat.
  • Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk or water. Mash until smooth. Add half the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
Prep the Veg
2
  • While the potatoes cook, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
  • Trim the tip of the broccoli. Cut head into small florets and stem into 2cm pieces.
Shape the Meatballs
3
  • In a large bowl, combine the mince with half the Cajun spice, half the garlic and the breadcrumbs.
  • Add 2 tbsp water and ¼ tsp salt (double both for 4p). 
  • Season with pepper and mix together by hand. 
  • Roll into evenly-sized balls, 3-4 per person. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw mince.
Bake the Meatballs
4
  • Pop the meatballs and broccoli onto a lined baking tray.
  • Drizzle the broccoli with oil then season with salt and pepper
  • Bake on the top shelf of the oven until the broccoli is crispy and the meatballs are browned on the outside and cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: Meatballs are cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Simmer the Sauce
5
  • Place a pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • Add the remaining garlic and Cajun spice and cook until fragrant, 30 secs.
  • Stir in passata, stock, ½ tsp sugar and 100ml water (double both for 4p). Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 6-7 mins.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a splash of water if the sauce is too thick.
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 2-3 mins.
Finish and Serve
6
  • When everything's ready, share the cheesy mash between plates.
  • Top with the meatballs, spooning over the sauce from the pan.
  • Serve the roasted broccoli alongside.
  • Finish with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese.