Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Spiced Meatballs with Roasted Carrot Couscous

This was dinner on Monday. I really enjoyed this meal, it was flavourful and tasty and I love meatballs! You really need to yoghurt though I think it would be a little dry without it. I also steamed a whole pile of veg to eat with it and then promptly forgot about it, so when I went back into the kitchen there was a pile of over steamed veg which was a bit yucky and the meal really didn't need the extra veg.

Spiced Meatballs with Roasted Carrot Couscous (from WW Fresh and Easy Everyday)
(Serves 4)
(11 WW ProPoints per serving)

450g carrots, cut into small chunks
cooking spray
250g extra lean beef mince
250g extra lean pork mince
1 tsp ras el hanout spice
30g dried breadcrumbs
1 bunch spring onions, chopped finely
1/2 tsp ground coriander
zest 1 lemon
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C, Put the carrots in a baking tray and spray with cooking spray. Season and roast in the oven for 10 mins until starting to brown.

Meanwhile, mix together the beef and pork mince, ras el hanout, breadcrumbs and white end of the spring onions. Season and divide the mixture into 24 pieces then roll each piece into a small meatball.

After the carrots have roasted for 10 mins, add the meatballs to the roasting tray. Sprinkle the carrots with the coriander and return to the oven for 20 mins, tossing everything halfway through.

Meanwhile, put the couscous, the green ends of the spring onions and the lemon zest in a bowl and pour over 400ml boiling water. Cover and leave for 10 mins.

Fluff the couscous with a fork. Remove the meatballs from the roasting tray and keep warm. Mix the carrots, meatball juices and seasoning into the couscous.

Divide the couscous into four bowls and top with the meatballs and for an extra ProPoint, 1 tbsp zero fat yoghurt each.

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