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Garlic Herb Meatballs with Sundried Tomato Couscous

Garlic Herb Meatballs with Sundried Tomato Couscous. This garlic herb meatball recipe is full of flavour and will make the most ordinary cook look like they know what they are doing. 

Garlic Herb Meatballs on Sundried Tomato Couscous

garlic herb meatballs
1 onion – diced (½ for mince & ½ for the couscous)
500g mince
5 bacon rashers – thinly sliced (½ for mince & ½ for sauce)
Fresh herbs *thyme, rosemary, etc – finely chopped. Enough to your liking. Dried mixed herbs work just as well.
1 tbs minced garlic
2 eggs
Breadcrumbs – just enough to make the mince mix hold together.
Sundried tomatoes – finely sliced
2 cups couscous
500ml chicken stock
Tomato pasta sauce – homemade or jar is fine. We use Dolmio Basil
1 tsp sugar – *this prevents tomato based meals from going bitter!
1tbs butter
Salt and pepper – to taste
Meatballs & Sauce
1.    Add mince, onion, herbs, bacon, garlic and eggs into a bowl.
2.     Mix together and add breadcrumbs to combine.
3.    Roll them into desired size balls.
4.    Brown off the balls in a pan, add the rest of the bacon, sauce and sugar.
5.    Turn down to a simmer.
6.    Add a little water to sauce to thin it out a little.
Add 2 cups chicken stock into pot and bring to the boil.
1.    Remove from heat – add the couscous, onion, sundried tomatoes to the stock.
2.    Cover and stand for 3 minutes.
3.    Add 1 tbs butter and heat on low for a further 3 minutes whilst stirring.
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  1. Naptime Review
    10/09/2012 / 7:18 pm

    You are so close to 100 GFC followers! I will tweet for you! Good luck!

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    • Kell Kelly
      11/09/2012 / 12:18 am

      Thank you so much Julie!
      I will most definately be there 🙂

  2. 15/09/2012 / 5:19 am

    Just reading the title made me salivate. Yum!! I will add this to my menu plan this week I think.

    • Kell Kelly
      15/09/2012 / 12:16 pm

      It is so easy to make and absolutely delicous Lisa! The ingredients are pretty cheap too. xx

  3. 16/09/2012 / 9:35 am

    Meatballs with couscous. I like 🙂 I always cook pasta but I will give this a go. They sound delish.

    • Kell Kelly
      16/09/2012 / 10:27 am

      Yeah it is great for something different and changes the taste of the meal entirely!

  4. 16/09/2012 / 4:20 pm

    Oh yum, my kids would be all over these!

    Thanks for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party this week – hope to see you again next week!

    • Kell Kelly
      18/09/2012 / 2:54 am

      Yeah they are so yum and easy to make! Our kids loved them. I will be back 🙂

    • Kell Kelly
      18/09/2012 / 2:55 am

      Couscous is such a simple way to change the meal into something completely different. Cheap, simple and yet so delicious!

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