Tonight’s meal is brought to you by me raiding the fridge and cupboards. Since I’ve been on my milkshake diet I’ve been trying to run the food supplies down a bit so we can stockpile essentials pre-Brexit. So naturally, when Bryan asked for meatballs, I was far too tired to go shopping, to slave over the stove making the sauce….so I cheated in every way imaginable. For this recipe, I dug out my Soup Maker – which is absolutely AMAZING for making soups, smoothies and sauces. For the other Lazy B*tches out there, you NEED a soup maker! I use this one from Amazon and it’s absolutely perfect for what I use it for. It makes up to a litre of smooth soup in just 19 minutes!
So here we go, my Lazy B*tch Meatballs.
You will need:
- a teaspoon
- a tin opener
- a soup maker
- an oven safe casserole dish
- Meatballs (12) – we used Asda Extra Special ones this time
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 400g tin mixed beans (Napolitana are fab)
- 100ml water
- green olives
- diced bacon (Asda’s own comes as a two-pack, use one)
- frozen chopped onions (1 handful)
- 1 Knorr Herb infusion stock pot
- 1 Knorr Rich Beef stock pot
- 2 tsp very lazy garlic
- two handfuls of grated cheddar
- 200g fresh egg pasta
- Add the tomatoes, mixed beans, water, onion, stock pots, and very lazy garlic into the soup maker. Set to “Smooth” and press “Start”. Go make a coffee and sit down for 19 minutes.
- When the sauce is ready, pop the meatballs, and pasta into your casserole dish. Open the soup maker, throw in the bacon, one handful of cheese, and as many or as few olives as you fancy. Stir, then pour over the meatballs and pasta, mixing it all together in the dish.
- Throw it all in the oven for 25 mins at 180 degrees.
- Throw the handful of cheese over your meatballs, and then bake for 5 more minutes.
- BOOM. Done. And you got to sit down for like 45 of the 50 mins cooking time!
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