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German Meatballs In Creamy Caper Sauce With Rice

German Meatballs In Creamy Caper Sauce With Rice

Rating
4rating out of 5

(353 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

German

Use within

3-4 days

This comforting family dish is inspired by a classic German meatball dish, 'Königsberger Klopse'. You'll cook tender, mustard-flavoured beef meatballs in a creamy yet tangy sauce made with clotted cream, lemon and capers. Serve alongside fluffy basmati rice and crunchy spring greens. Guten Appetit!

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

German

Use within

3-4 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Onion
1 brown onion
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml) †
Dijon-mustard
1 tbsp Dijon mustard †
Capers
30g capers
Cornish clotted cream
40g Cornish clotted cream †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
fresh-parsley
5g parsley
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
Shredded spring greens
120g shredded spring greens
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of capers (30g)
  • 1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 5g parsley
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 120g shredded spring greens
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 780 kJ
186 kcal
3205 kJ
766 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.6 g
2.8 g
22.9 g
11.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
19.7 g
1.6 g
80.8 g
6.7 g
Fibre 0.9 g 3.6 g
Protein 9.2 g 37.9 g
Salt 1.1 g 4.53 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
lemon
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
water, mustard seeds, spirit vinegar, salt, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites), citric acid
1 bag of capers (30g)
capers, brine (water, salt), spirit vinegar
1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)
Cornish cow's milk (100%)
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
5g parsley
flat parley (100%)
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
120g shredded spring greens
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsely, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, mustard, sulphites, milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 German Meatballs In Creamy Caper Sauce & Rice

Peel and grate the brown onion[s] 

Add the grated onion, beef mince, panko breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, soy sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper to a large bowl

Massage thoroughly, with clean hands, until fully combined, then divide the mixture into 10 [20] and roll into meatballs

Tip: massage the meat longer for more tender meatballs!

2 German Meatballs In Creamy Caper Sauce & Rice

Add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

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Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid, with a large knob of butter over a medium heat

Once hot, add the meatballs to the pan and cook for 4 min, turning occasionally, until they are browned (they don't need to be fully cooked through yet!)

Meanwhile, dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 200ml [400ml] boiled water

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Once browned, transfer the meatballs to a plate

Return the pan to a medium heat, add 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] flour and stir until a sandy paste forms (if your pan is looking dry add a small knob of butter)

Whisk the chicken stock into the flour

Cook for 2-3 min or until it has thickened slightly

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Once thickened, add the capers and clotted cream to the sauce

Return the meatballs to the pan

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 4-5 min further until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened to a gravy-like consistency

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Meanwhile, re-boil a kettle 

Chop the parsley leaves roughly, discarding the stems

Slice the lemon[s] into wedges

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Remove the meatballs and sauce from the heat and add a generous squeeze of lemon juice to the pan – these are your German meatballs

Add the shredded spring greens to a sieve and pour the kettle of boiled water over them until they have wilted slightly

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Serve the spring greens and basmati rice with the meatballs to the side

Garnish with the chopped parsley and a lemon wedge

Enjoy!

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