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Turkey meatballs with vegetable ragout

10
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
1
Difficulty
Easy
Hearty meatballs with a veggie-and-lentil stew ticks all the comfort food boxes.

Ingredients

Turkey Breast Mince, raw

125 g

Courgette

25 g, grated

Spring Onions

1 medium, trimmed and finely chopped

Ground Cumin

¼ teaspoons, level

Coriander, Dried

teaspoons, level

Cayenne Pepper

teaspoons, level

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw, beaten

Mint, Fresh

1 teaspoons, chopped, plus extra to serve

Parsley, fresh

1 teaspoons, chopped, plus extra to serve

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Olive Oil

1 teaspoons

Shallots

1 medium, thinly sliced

Red pepper(s)

½ medium, deseeded and sliced

Courgette

100 g, diced

Garlic

1 clove(s), finely chopped

Oregano, Dried

½ teaspoons, level

Chilli flakes

1 pinch

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), small

Puy Lentils Ready to Eat

½ pouch(es)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mince, courgette, spring onion, spices, herbs and enough of the beaten egg to bind the mixture (you’ll need about 1 tablespoon). Season and shape into 3 meatballs, then mist all over with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a small nonstick frying pan and cook the meatballs over a medium heat for 12-15 minutes, turning, until cooked through and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the ragout, heat the oil in a medium nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the shallot, pepper and courgette and cook, stirring every now and then, for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano and chilli flakes and continue to cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and lentils and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until thickened. Season to taste.
  4. Serve the vegetable ragout with the meatballs on top, garnished with the extra mint and parsley.

Notes

To serve 4, make a quadruple batch of meatballs – you’ll still only need 1 egg to bind the mixture. For the ragout, you can do the same, but you’ll only need a total of 1 tablespoon oil and 2 garlic cloves. The SmartPoints will be 8 for Green, 6 for Blue and 6 for Purple.