Preparation and cooking time
- Prep:10 mins
- Cook:35 mins
- Serves 4
A simple spicy meatball recipe that makes a great alternative to beef chilli
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion , finely chopped
- 400g beef mince
- 50g fresh white breadcrumb
- 1 tsp each ground cumin and coriander
- 1 ½ tbsp chipotle paste
- 200g basmati rice
- 400g can chopped tomato
- 400g can kidney bean , drained and rinsed
- small handful coriander , to serve
- STEP 1
Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Cook the onion for 8-10 mins until soft, then remove from the pan.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, place the mince, breadcrumbs, spices and chipotle paste in a bowl, season generously and mix thoroughly. Roll mixture into 20 walnut-sized meatballs. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the meatballs for about 8 mins until brown all over.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, cook the rice following pack instructions. Return the onion to the pan, adding the tomatoes, as well as a can full of water. Simmer for 5 mins, then add the kidney beans and cook for a further 10 mins, until the sauce has thickened and the meatballs are cooked through. Season the meatballs, scatter with coriander and serve with the rice.