Monday, March 28, 2011

Parmesan Meatball Skewers

Making meat balls is time consuming but occasionally I will do it for our meals too. So I combined the bread crumb, mince, onion, cheese and dried herbs for my meatballs. Rolled them up, pan frying then baking them till cook through.


450g beef mince
50g bread crumbs
1 small red onion, coarsely grated
150g finely grated parmesan cheese
½ tsp mixed dried herbs
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
A handful of roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
A handful of fresh basil leaves
Cooked macaroni pasta, to serve

What to do

(1) Combine bread crumbs, mince, onion, cheese, and dried herbs in a large bowl. Using 1 tablespoon mixture at a time, roll mixture into balls. Place on a tray. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.

(2) Line a baking tray with baking paper. Thread 4 meatballs onto each skewer. Place skewers on prepared tray. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

(3) Meanwhile, place tomato, parsley and basil in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Serve skewers with pasta and tomato mixture.

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