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One-Pot Meatball, Tomato & Courgette Orzo

One-Pot Meatball, Tomato & Courgette Orzo

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(2491 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Italian

This one-pot twist on spaghetti and meatballs is a warming, comforting treat, with homemade beef and pork balls simmered in a rich, bubbling tomato and courgette sauce with orzo, cheese and basil.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Courgette
1 courgette
basil 3.18
5g basil
tomato frito
1 can of tomato frito (200g)
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1/2 Knorr beef stock cube †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
Orzo pasta
150g orzo pasta †
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
British beef mince 2
250g pork & beef ragù mince
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 courgette
  • 5g basil
  • 1 can of tomato frito (200g)
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g pork & beef ragu mince
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 751 kJ
179 kcal
3539 kJ
844 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.9 g
2.9 g
32.4 g
13.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
17.7 g
3.7 g
83.3 g
17.2 g
Fibre 1.5 g 7.2 g
Protein 10.8 g 50.9 g
Salt 0.77 g 3.64 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 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 courgette
courgette
5g basil
basil (100%)
1 can of tomato frito (200g)
tomato, olive oil, sugar, salt and thickener: modified corn starch
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cow's milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
250g pork & beef ragu mince
beef (45%), pork (45%), bacon lardons (10%)
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, sulphites, gluten, milk)

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 2462 - One-Pot Meatball, Tomato & Courgette Orzo

Boil a kettle

Add the pork & beef ragù mince to a bowl with the panko breadcrumbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and mix thoroughly to combine

Divide the mixture into 10 [20] and shape them into meatballs

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 3-4 min, turning occasionally, until browned all over

Once done, transfer the browned meatballs to a plate and set aside

Reserve the pan

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Whilst the meatballs are browning, peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Return the reserved pan to a medium heat and add the chopped onion with pinch of salt

Cook for 4-5 min or until beginning to soften

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Whilst the onion is softening, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Top, tail and chop the courgette[s] into quarters, then into bite-sized pieces

Dissolve 1/2 [1] Knorr beef stock cube in 400ml [750ml] boiled water

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Once the onion has softened, add the chopped garlic, chopped courgette and orzo and cook for 1 min, stirring to coat everything in the oil

Add the beef stock with the tomato frito, balsamic vinegar and a generous grind of pepper and give everything a good mix up

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Top the orzo with the browned meatballs and cook, covered, for 12-15 min or until the orzo is tender and the meatballs are cooked through (no pink meat!) – this is your meatball, tomato & courgette orzo

Tip: Keep an eye on the orzo and stir it to stop it from sticking!

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Whilst everything is cooking, chop the basil finely, including the stalks

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Serve the meatball, tomato & courgette orzo in bowls topped with the grated Italian hard cheese, chopped basil and a good grind of black pepper

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