Cheating meat balls with vegetables

Cheating meat balls with vegetables

6 February, 2018 0 comment

This is a quick and tasty recipe, that you cook in one pot. The cheating refers to the meat balls made from sausages. Instead of making the meat balls from scratch you break up the sausage meat. I have used Cumberland sausages in the past , but any would do. You can use veggie sausages too. Its a great recipe for using up any left over veg. You don’t have to use the veg listed here. Kale can be replaced with spinach, or shredded cabbage. Broccoli works in place of the courgette.

Cheating meatballs with vegetables

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 4 sausages
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 courgette
  • Small bag of Kale
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Red cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


Put some oil in a pan and put it on a low heat

Remove the skins from the sausages and break up the meat into round meat balls (about the size of a golf ball)

Put the meat balls into the pan with the oil and fry until brown on all sides. Keep stirring so that they don’t stick.

Finely chop the onion, garlic,  and chilli and add them to the pan as soon as the meat is brown. Stir until the onion is soft and translucent.

Next add the chopped courgette and mushrooms. Cook these for a minute of so, before adding the kale (about a handful per person is adequate)

Add the can of tomatoes, a glass of cooking red wine and the herbs and spices. Stir the mixture and put the lid on. Keep the pan on a low heat.

Allow it all to cook together for about 10-15 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favourite pasta.



Before you add the kale, make sure you remove any leaves with thick stalks. Serve with brown pasta.

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