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Cheesy Baked Beef Meatballs

Cheesy Baked Beef Meatballs

with Crusty Ciabatta & Greens

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The trick to super-tender meatballs? Cooking them in the oven! It allows plenty of moisture and flavour to stay in your meatballs where they belong. Cheddar cheese and a crusty ciabatta loaf add an indulgent touch to this delicious dish.


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Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

2 clove


1 sachet

dried oregano

1 head


1 packet

beef mince

2 packet

fine breadcrumbs


1 sachet

Italian herbs

2 box


1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit

bake-at-home ciabatta

(ContainsGluten, SoyMay be presentEgg, Milk, Sesame, Tree Nuts, Lupin)

1 bag

green beans

2 unit


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 unit



½ tsp


2 tsp


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)2620 kJ
Fat23.2 g
of which saturates11 g
Carbohydrate48.7 g
of which sugars12 g
Protein50.8 g
Sodium1090 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the garlic. Finely chop the carrot (unpeeled). Cut the broccoli into small florets and cut the stalk into 1cm pieces. Trim the green beans, then cut in half.


In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, eggs, Italian herbs, fine breadcrumbs and the salt. Using damp hands, take a heaped spoonful of the beef mixture and shape into a small meatball. Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture (you should get about 20 meatballs).


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes (the meatballs will continue cooking in step 4). Transfer the meatballs to a medium baking dish and set aside.


Return the pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil if needed. Add the garlic, dried oregano and carrot and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the passata and sugar and bring to the boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the baking dish and sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 10 minutes.


While the meatballs are baking, place the bake-at-home ciabatta directly on the wire rack in the oven and bake until crusty on the outside and steaming hot on the inside, 10-12 minutes. Wipe out the frying pan and return to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the broccoli, then a splash of water and cook until starting to soften, 3 minutes. Add the green beans and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Divide the cheesy baked beef meatballs and greens between plates. Serve with the crusty ciabatta bread on the side (perfect for scooping up the sauce!).