16 May

Cheeky Cheesy Tomato Pork Balls with Crispy Green Salad

Cheeky Cheesy Tomato Pork Balls with Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Portion Size 400g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
383 9g 11.5g 5.1g 1.34g
Serves: 4
Calories: 383
Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 450g Pork mince, trimmed and lean
  • 75g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese Grated
  • 2 tablespoons Basil fresh chopped
  • 2 pinches Pepper black ground
  • 160g Onions red, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped
  • 400g Tomatoes canned, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley fresh and chopped
  • 50g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese Grated
  • 25g Breadcrumbs fresh
  • 4 sprigs Basil, roughly torn

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced
  • 4 Slices Wholemeal bread

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Prepare all ingredients as directed. Make up the breadcrumbs. Wash well the salad items. Pre heat an oven to 190ºC (375ºF) gas 5
Cheesy Balls
2 Place the mince, cheese, basil and ground black pepper in a mixing bowl
3 Heat a non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat and cook the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes until they start to cook in their own juices and start to brown lightly.
4 Add half the onions to the mix and shape into 16 even sized balls and place into an oven proof gratin/baking dish
5 Mix the chopped tomatoes, ketchup, parsley and remaining onion together and spoon/pour over the pork balls.
6 Mix together the grated cheese and breadcrumbs, top over the meat balls and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden and the meat balls are thoroughly cooked
Crispy green salad
7 Place all the salad items less the mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with 120g (¼) of crispy green salad and a slice of toasted wholemeal bread.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Chicken, turkey or lamb can be substituted for the pork.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories

Pork is low in salt and high in protein
Canned tomatoes are low in Saturated Fat and are a good source of Calcium, Potassium, Dietary Fibre and Vitamin C.