Meatballs Filled with Cheese and a Tomato and Zucchini Bake

Meatballs Filled with Cheese and a Tomato and Zucchini Bake

Posted 2018-02-16 by finyfollow

It do not usually eat red meat however just felt like some meatballs and as I probably need the iron, decided to have red meat!

I made them different by putting a chunk of Mozzarella inside them, and served it with a baked zucchini vegetable dish. Both dishes are baked and not fried, making them healthier.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 2

For the meatballs
250 g low fat beef mince
½ small onion or shallot
6 small Mozzarella squares (or ordinary cheese)
125 ml canned [link tomato juice]
140 g canned [link tomato soup]
100 g instant rice (uncooked)
For the zucchini
1 zucchini, coarsely grated
2 short cut bacon rashers, chopped
½ shallot
¼ cup self raising flour
2 small eggs
½ cup grated cheese
2 tbsp oil
1 small tomato, sliced

For the zucchini
  • Make this first as it takes slightly longer to cook.

  • Preheat the oven to 190°/170° fan forced, and line a deep loaf tin with baking paper.

  • Mix all the ingredients except the tomato in a bowl, and add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Spoon this mixture into the tin and top with the sliced tomato.

  • Bake for an hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave to stand for a minute before slicing.

  • This can also be frozen.

  • For the meatballs
  • Combine the meat, onion and add some salt and pepper to taste.

  • Form into 6 meatballs.

  • Insert a piece of cheese into the middle of each meatball.

  • Roll the meat around the cheese, and then roll them in the rice.

  • Put them in a baking dish, and add three quarters each of the tomato soup and tomato juice, and then cover with the rest of the rice.

  • Cook in the same oven with the zucchini, for 35 to 40 minutes, and add the rest of the tomato juice if necessary during cooking.

  • Serve together.

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