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Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

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Prep Time

35 min



This mega sub sandwich is packed with succulent meatballs made with British pork and fiery 'Nduja sausage (pronounced 'en-doo-ya'). Melt cheese on top, and serve with crispy wedges. 'Nduja want some?

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
1 garlic clove
40g cheddar cheese †
1 tsp dried oregano
British pork mince 2
250g British pork mince
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
Rocket salad
20g rocket
2 ciabatta rolls †
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
'Nduja (2)
40g 'Nduja
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
3 white potatoes
You Will Need
Baking paper, olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 250g British pork mince
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 20g rocket
  • 2 ciabatta rolls<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
  • 40g Nduja
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 white potato
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 1025 kJ
245 kcal
3967 kJ
948 kcal
of which saturates
12.2 g
4.9 g
47.1 g
18.8 g
of which sugars
22.7 g
2.7 g
88 g
10.6 g
Fibre 1.9 g 7.5 g
Protein 11.3 g 43.5 g
Salt 0.39 g 1.53 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 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
250g British pork mince
pork (100%)
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
20g rocket
wild rocket
2 ciabatta rolls
fortified wheat flour [wheat flour (gluten), calcium carbonate, niacin (b3), iron, thiamin (b1)], water, extra virgin olive oil (3%), yeast, salt, wheat flour (gluten), rapeseed oil, spirit vinegar, wheat gluten, sugar, fermented wheat flour (gluten), soya flour, malted wheat flour (gluten), flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid). May contain egg & milk.
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
40g Nduja
pork fat, pork, pepper paste, salt, dextrose and saccharose, flavourings and spices (sweet paprika, sweet pepper, chilli, pepper), antioxidant: sodium ascorbate, preservatives: potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite. May contain egg & milk.
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 white potato
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, sulphites, soya, gluten)

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 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 395°F/ Gas 6

Cut the potatoes (skins on) into wedges

Add the potato wedges to a baking tray with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil and pinch of salt and give everything a good mix up

Put the tray in the oven and cook for 30 min or until golden and crispy

2 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

While the potato wedges are cooking, combine the pork mince, 'Nduja and panko breadcrumbs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir it all together until the 'Nduja and breadcrumbs are fully incorporated

Divide the mixture into 6 [12] and shape them into meatballs

3 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

Add the meatballs to a separate baking tray (use baking paper to avoid mess!) and put the tray in the oven for 15 min or until cooked through

Boil half a kettle

4 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

While the meatballs are cooking, peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

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

Once hot, add the diced onion and garlic with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-6 min or until starting to soften

5 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

While the onion softens, grate the cheddar cheese

Cut the ciabatta rolls in half

Once the onion has softened, add the tomato paste, dried oregano and half the balsamic vinegar (save the rest for later!) with 100ml [200ml] boiled water and a pinch of salt and sugar

Cook for 3-4 min or until thickened

6 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

Once the meatballs are done, transfer them to the thickened sauce and stir together until they're fully coated

Add the halved ciabattas, cut-side up, to the tray and put them in the oven for 1-2 min or until they are starting to crisp

Tip: This will stop them from going soggy when you add the meatballs!

7 Spicy Pork & 'Nduja Meatball Ciabatta

Once starting to crisp, top the bottom of the ciabatta with the meatballs and any remaining sauce

Top the meatballs with the grated cheese and return the tray to the oven for 3-4 min further or until the cheese has melted – this is your spicy pork & 'Nduja meatball ciabatta

Combine the remaining balsamic vinegar with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil – this is your balsamic dressing


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Serve the spicy pork & 'Nduja meatball ciabatta with the wedges and rocket to the side

Drizzle the balsamic dressing over the rocket


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