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Mega Meatballs with Mango Sauce

Mega Meatballs with Mango Sauce

Meatballs with a zingy mango sauce, just the perfect size for little hands to grab + hold.

Serves 3
Prep 20 min
Cook 35 min
From 10 months
Soya freeSoya free
Dairy freeDairy free
Nut freeNut free

Ingredients

Method

  • 75 g/2½ oz lean minced beef
  • 1 x teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 x tablespoon finely chopped coriander (optional)
  • 20 g/¾ oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 x small egg, lightly beaten
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Green vegetables + naan bread, cut into fingers, to serve
  • For the mango sauce
  • 1 x small garlic clove, chopped
  • 5 mm/¼ inch piece of root ginger, peeled + very finely chopped
  • 2 x teaspoons olive oil
  • 300 g/10½ oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 80 g/2¾ oz peeled + stoned mango, cut into small pieces

Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the mince, curry powder, coriander (if using) + breadcrumbs in a bowl + stir until combined. Add enough of the beaten egg to bind everything together (you won’t need it all). Divide the mixture into 6 walnut sized pieces + shape into meatballs. Transfer to a plate, cover with clingfilm + chill for 20 minutes to firm up slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the garlic + ginger in the oil in a saucepan over a medium–low heat for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, part-cover with a lid + simmer for 10 minutes until reduced + thickened. Stir in the mango + heat through. Purée the sauce in a food processor, or using a hand blender, until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat enough oil to coat the base of a large, nonstick frying pan + cook the meatballs in 2 batches each for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned all over + cooked through.
  4. Warm the mango sauce if necessary, then serve with the meatballs. Using the back of a fork, mash the meatballs + sauce to a coarse purée, adding a little boiled water if necessary. Alternatively, finely chop. Serve with vegetables + fingers of naan bread.

Fun For Little Ones

Get sniffing! Little ones can engage their senses by smelling the fragrant herbs + feeling the texture of the bumpy ginger root a+ the smooth cool mango.

Swap This For That

For a super-speedy mango sauce use a 70 g/2 oz pouch of Ella’s Kitchen mangoes, mangoes, mangoes instead!

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