I’ve always got some lean pork mince in the freezer and this week I fancied trying something new with it. These meatballs were just what we fancied. Easy to throw together and lovely and informal to eat, they are the perfect quick tea. If you want to make this even quicker, pop the meatball mix together, roll and chill the night before and its ready to cook the next day!
Picadillo, or spiced ground meat as its more simply known, is a dish that usually appears in Cuban cuisine. There are many different ways to make Picadillo but its usually made with either beef or pork mince. I’ve used pork mince here as I had it in the freezer.
I love a good meatball dish and so when I started brainstorming ways to make them even more exciting, I knew I would have to give this one a go. Cheesy and gooey in the middle, baked to perfection in a lovely tomato sauce, these really are the ultimate Italian meatballs.
If you don’t want to fiddle on making to meatball yourself you could use shop bought meatballs and use all the mozzarella on top to bake it. If you do have the time I would highly recommend giving these ago. I made up enough meatballs for four people (20 meatballs) and left half (10) uncooked in the fridge for tea the next day.
If you prefer the sauce wet and saucy, use passata, if you like it a bit more dry, use the chopped tomatoes.
Chilli is one of my all-time favourite meals. It is so quick and easy but so incredibly tasty and I look forward to it every time we have it! I often assumed chilli would be quite pointy but I think 6sp is more reasonable considering the giant portion you get. Because it is so low in points this also means that you have more points left over for rice, and cheese or even sour cream on top if you fancy!