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Garlic bread meatballs recipe

Garlic bread meatballs recipe. If you’re a fan of a saucy meatball you’ll love this cheat’s version. All made in one pan, the garlic bread croutons soak up the rich, cheesy tomato sauce, resulting in the ultimate flavour-packed, budget-friendly weeknight meal. You can always swap the homemade tomato sauce with a good-quality bought tomato pasta sauce to have it on the table even faster!

10m prep
35m cook
4 servings

11 Ingredients

* 2 tbsp olive oil

* 500g pre-made beef and pork meatballs

* 170g bought garlic bread

* 155g (11⁄2 cups) pre-grated 4 cheese blend

Tomato sauce

* 1 tbsp olive oil

* 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped

* 3 garlic cloves, crushed

* 3 anchovies, chopped

* 2 tbsp tomato paste

* 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes

* 1⁄2 cup torn fresh basil leaves, plus extra small leaves, to serve

3 Method / Steps

Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large deep ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate.

Step 2

Add the oil to pan. Cook the onion and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the anchovy and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp water. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Season. Return the meatballs to pan. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.

Step 3

Preheat grill on medium-high. Tear the garlic bread into chunky croutons. Scatter half of the cheese over the meatballs. Top with garlic bread and remaining cheese. Drizzle over remaining 1 tbsp oil. Grill the meatball mixture for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. Season and sprinkle with extra basil.

source – tastecom

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