Lunch Club: Saucy Meatball Toasted Sandwich recipe
Let's just start this post with some straight up truths: I'm not the healthiest person in the world. Sure I might sit somewhere in the middle of the healthy eating scale (if that scale starts at somebody who eats McDonalds for every single meal and ends with nutritionists who know what they're talking about) but let's just say that there are some days where I definitely don't get anywhere near my full recommended vegetable intake. So while you might make meatballs to have with spaghetti and vegetables, we recently decided to make our own saucy meatball subs for dinner and I'm totally okay with that because that dinner was delicious.
Since I had lots of meatballs leftover I decided to throw them in a jaffle maker with some cheese, fresh basil and diced tomatoes for what has to come close to the greatest jaffle of all time. This is my plain meatball recipe (sometimes I like to pimp them out a bit and add some finely grated carrot and zucchini to the balls for a vege hit but I didn't do that this time because I was embracing my unhealthy, comfort-eating side) that you should definitely put in a toastie because it is straight up delicious.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
For the meatballs:
- An egg
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chilli flakes
- Salt and pepper
- Passata (tomato pasta sauce)
- Mixed herbs (oregano and basil especially)
For the toastie:
- Tomatoes, diced
- Basil leaves
HOW YOU MAKE IT:
- Throw your mince in a bowl and add about a 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, an egg, chilli flakes, a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
- With clean hands roughly scrunch the ingredients until they are well combined (you should no longer be able to see any egg or crumbs at least).
- Roughly roll the mince mixture into small balls about 2 cm in diameter.
- Fry your meatballs until golden brown on the outside.
- Add your passata and herbs and simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
- For a delicious toastie made from leftover meatballs, add cheese, tomatoes and basil to your meatballs and toast.