3
  • thumbnail image 1
Print to PDF
[X]

Print recipe

mediterranean meatballs with cous cous


Print:
4

Ingredients

6 portion(s)

Meatballs

  • 1 onion, cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup stuffed green olives
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano leaves, (approx 1 tablespoon once chopped up finely)
  • 200 g bread, approx 4 slices roughly torn (or you can use ready made breadcrumbs)
  • 500 g pork and veal mince
  • 125 g Philadelphia cream cheese, broken into smaller chunks
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 800 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 250 g chicken stock, (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

Cous cous to serve

  • Use a packet of flavoured mediterranean cous cous, or cook your own to your liking
  • 6
    40min
    Preparation 10min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    easy
    Preparation
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 31 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 31
5

Recipe's preparation

    Making the meatballs
  1. Place onion, garlic, olives, oregano and bread into TM Bowl. Chop 15 seconds speed 7.
  2. Add mince, philly, egg and seasonings. Stir 1 minute Interval speed using spatula to ensure it is combined.
  3. Shape mixture into small meatballs (approx 25) using wet hands if necessary and place in both the Varoma tray and dish.
  4. Cooking
  5. Place sauce ingredients into TM bowl. Put the Varoma into place and cook for 20 mins Varoma temperature, speed 2.
  6. Heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a fry pan. Transfer meatballs to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes to brown them slightly. Then add the sauce and stir gently to combine. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 - 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened a little.

    Transfer to a thermoserver.

    Serve on a bed of cous cous with a side salad or steamed green veges.
10

Accessories you need

  • Varoma
    Varoma
    buy now
  • Spatula TM31
    Spatula TM31
    buy now
11

Tip

Recipe converted from Philidelphia's 'simply heaven' cookbook.


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

Other users also liked...


Comments

Add a comment
  • Not a fan of this recipe

    Submitted by kellijb 84 on 27. July 2015 - 18:49.

    Not a fan of this recipe sorry I have cooked it twice and both times I have thought the same thing tasteless and the sauce is plain not to mention very runny. tmrc_emoticons.((

    Login or register to post comments
  • Bloody beautiful !

    Submitted by kellijb 84 on 9. June 2015 - 18:00.

    Bloody beautiful ! Big Smile

    Login or register to post comments
  • Such a simple and easy meal

    Submitted by JosieG on 20. May 2015 - 10:50.

    Such a simple and easy meal to make in a hurry. Our family really enjoyed this meal. Followed instructions & steamed the meatballs. Meatballs held together beautifully and melted in your mouth. Delish ! Will def be making again. 

    Thank you

    Login or register to post comments
  • so yummo!   Made this, froze

    Submitted by Edwardsfamily on 1. February 2015 - 22:51.

    so yummo!

     

    Made this, froze half. Couldnt. be bothered cooking tonight so had them with mashed potato. DEVINE.

    Joelene Mackie<span style="color: #113c2b; font-family: 'Arial',

    Login or register to post comments
  • These are so tasty and very

    Submitted by Shan55 on 10. December 2014 - 16:37.

    These are so tasty and very simple to make..definitely a regular for our household.

    Login or register to post comments
  • Thanks drscott. It does seem

    Submitted by Spanmeister on 25. June 2014 - 09:20.

    Thanks drscott. It does seem like a lot of breadcrumbs, but it works well. The original recipe said to use 2 cups, which converted into 200g fresh bread. tmrc_emoticons.)

    Login or register to post comments
  • Very good and easy recipe

    Submitted by drscott on 24. June 2014 - 20:40.

    Very good and easy recipe that my 4 year old loved.

    200g of bread crumbs seemed like a huge amount to me.  I ended up using 1/2 cup of crumbs-out-of-a-box which worked out to be about 60g and it seemed to work pretty well.

    Login or register to post comments