Recipes

Messy Meatball Buns


Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


Ingredients

    •    4 soft burger buns
    •    400g lean minced beef
    •    1 x 125g ball of mozzarella
    •    8 heaped tsps green pesto
    •    1 x 400g tin of plum tomatoes


Method

  1. Use your clean hands to scrunch the minced beef with half the pesto and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Split into 12 pieces and, with wet hands, roll into balls. Brown the balls all over in a non-stick frying pan on a high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, shaking the pan regularly.
  3. Once the balls are golden and gnarly, pour in the tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, along with just a quarter of a tin’s worth of water.
  4. Bring to the boil, slice the mozzarella and lay over the balls, pop the lid on and leave to thicken for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  5. Meanwhile, warm your buns in a large dry non-stick frying pan or in the oven on a low heat.
  6. Split each bun and spread 1 heaped teaspoon of pesto inside. Divvy up the balls and mozzarella with a little sauce, serving the rest on the side for dunking.



This great family recipe is thanks to Jamie Oliver at https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/messy-meatball-buns/

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