Baked American-style meatballs

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil
480g pack frozen essential Waitrose Meatballs 100% British Beef
4 tbsp frozen Cooks’ Ingredients Diced Onions
3 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients frozen Italian Mix (herb mix)
350g jar Napolina Bolognese Sauce
125g ball essential Waitrose Italian Mozzarella, drained, torn into pieces
2 tbsp grated Parmigiano Reggiano
2 frozen baguettes
100g butter
2 tsp frozen Cooks’ Ingredients Chopped Garlic
 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. In a sauté pan, heat the oil and add the meatballs straight from the freezer; fry until browned all over and no pink meat remains. Add the onion and 2 tsp of the Italian mix and cook for a couple more minutes. Stir in the Bolognese sauce and season to taste.

2. Pour the meatball mixture into a shallow ovenproof baking dish and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Scatter over the mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, bake the bread for half the suggested pack cooking time, then slice and arrange on a large baking sheet. Melt the butter and stir in the garlic and remaining herb mix. Brush each slice generously with the flavoured butter, then bake for 10 minutes, until golden.

4. Serve the meatballs and garlic bread with salad.