This week’s recipe is really quick and economical, providing a mid-week meal for all the family, working out at approximately £1.36 per person and can be on the table in 20 minutes.
“The flavours are north African-inspired and the quick to make herby couscous, makes it really filling too,” said Sainsbury’s Try Team member, Arlene Thompson.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
350g pack 12 beef meatballs by Sainsbury’s
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
80g Sainsbury’s ready to eat apricots, sliced
½ tablespoon Fairtrade ground cinnamon by Sainsbury’s
390g carton Sainsbury’s chopped tomatoes in tomato juice
500ml hot vegetable stock
250g Sainsbury’s couscous
½ x 28g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley by Sainsbury’s, roughly chopped
25g flaked almonds, toasted
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 3. Arrange the meatballs on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion for 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, apricots
and cinnamon and cook for a further minute. Pour over the chopped tomatoes and 200ml of the stock. Stir well to combine then simmer for five minutes.
3. Place the couscous in a bowl; pour over the remaining stock. Cover with cling film and leave for 10 minutes. Use a fork to fluff up the grains, season with black pepper and stir through half of the parsley.
4. To serve, stir the meatballs and remaining parsley into the sauce. Divide between plates, garnish with the flaked almonds and serve with the couscous.