Meatballs with vegetable sauce

Recipe from: 10/9/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 22
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 65
    ml
    water
  • 2
    slices brown bread
  • 500
    g
    lean mince
  • 1
    egg
  • 15
    ml
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 2
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 6
    ml
    salt
  • 2
    ml
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 15
    ml
    grape vinegar
  • 5
    ml
    sugar
  • 190
    ml
    fresh wholewheat breadcrumbs
  • 5
    ml
    brown gravy powder
  • 250
    ml
    beef stock (prepared using boiling water)
  • 1
    onion, sliced into rings
  • 15
    ml
    brown gravy powder
  • VEGETABLE SAUCE
  • 410
    g
    ratatouille
  • 410
    g
    chopped tomatoes
  • 5
    ml
    fresh thyme, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • hot, cooked pasta to serve
 

Method

 
Microwave the onion in the water until the onion is done. Drain well. Soak the brown bread in a little water and press out the excess liquid. Mash with a fork. Place the mince in a fairly large mixing bowl. Mix the egg, cooked onion, mashed bread, seasonings, vinegar and sugar into the mince with a knife, taking care not to overmix. Shape the mince mixture into fairly small meatballs. Mix the wholewheat breadcrumbs and gravy powder and roll the meatballs in the mixture. Arrange the meatballs in the microwave steamer. Pour the meat stock into the reservoir and add the onion rings. Place the steamer on top and cover. Microwave for 18 minutes on 50 per cent power (medium) or until done. Remove the meatballs and set aside. VEGETABLE SAUCE: Mix all the sauce ingredients in the rice bowl, cover, and microwave until hot. Add the meatballs and mix. Cover and microwave for a few minutes until hot. Serve immediately with pasta.
 

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