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Spanish Lamb Albondigas, Minty Couscous

Spanish Lamb Albondigas, Minty Couscous

Rating
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(364 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Spanish

Albondigas, pronounced 'al-bon-deegas' are what the Spanish call meatballs. These meatballs are cooked in a subtly spiced tomato sauce, tapas style, and served with a mint and sultana couscous. You're going to albondiga them, for sure!

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Spanish

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Red-onion
1 red onion
Couscous
120g golden couscous †
Sultanas
30g sultanas
Yellow-pepper
1 yellow pepper
fresh-mint
10g fresh mint
tomato paste 3.18
2 tsp rich tomato paste †
Courgette
1 courgette
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
paprika
2 tsp smoked paprika
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
You Will Need
Butter, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 red onion
  • 120g couscous<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 10g mint
  • 2 tsp tomato paste<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 courgette
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 487 kJ
116 kcal
3022 kJ
720 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.9 g
1.5 g
24.5 g
9.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
13.6 g
4.4 g
84.4 g
27.1 g
Fibre 1.5 g 9 g
Protein 6.5 g 40.4 g
Salt 0.5 g 3.13 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 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 red onion
red onion
120g couscous
durum wheat (gluten) semolina (100%)
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 yellow pepper
yellow pepper
10g mint
mint(100%)
2 tsp tomato paste
tomatoes (sulphites)
1 courgette
courgette
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
2 tsp smoked paprika
ground smoked paprika
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
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, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, sulphites, 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 Spanish Lamb Albondigas, Minty Couscous

Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat

Cut the yellow pepper[s] in half (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon)

Add the yellow pepper[s] to a baking tray, skin-side up, and place them directly under the grill for 8-10 min or until the pepper[s] has blackened slightly (charring adds a smoky flavour!)

Once cooked, set aside to cool slightly

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Meanwhile, combine the lamb mince with the panko breadcrumbs, smoked paprika and a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Mix thoroughly (clean hands are best!), then divide the mixture into 8 [16] pieces

Shape into meatballs

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

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 2-3 min on each side or until browned 

Tip: over-crowding the pan can make the meatballs sweat, so cook them in batches if needed

Once browned, transfer the meatballs to a plate and keep the pan for later

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Meanwhile, peel and finely dice the red onion[s]

Chop the courgette[s] into small pieces

Once cooled, cut the charred yellow pepper[s] into strips

Boil a kettle

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Return the pan to a medium-low heat

Once hot, add the diced red onion and chopped courgette with a pinch of salt and cook for 6-7 min or until softened

Once softened, add the meatballs and charred yellow pepper and cook for 1 min

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Meanwhile, dissolve 1/2 [1] chicken stock cube in 100ml [200ml] boiled water

Stir in the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and chicken stock and cook for 6-7 min or until the sauce has thickened and the meatballs are cooked through - these are your Lamb Albondigas

Re-boil a kettle

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

Add the couscous and sultanas to a heat-proof bowl with the chicken stock, cover and set aside for 5-10 min or until all the stock has been absorbed

Strip the mint leaves from their stalks and chop finely

 

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Once cooked, fluff the couscous with a fork, then add half of the chopped mint and a knob of butter and mix through

Serve the Lamb Albondigas over the minty couscous and garnish with the remaining chopped mint

Enjoy!

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