The Crazy Kitchen: Meatball Subs (and adaptation for Weight Watchers Filling & Healthy)

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Thursday 19 February 2015

Meatball Subs (and adaptation for Weight Watchers Filling & Healthy)

I've recently started following Weight Watchers filling & healthy plan. So far it's going well and I'm enjoying the freedom of not counting points. When I've counted points in the past I became obsessed with the next meal and saving points for later in the evening 'just in case'. I don't seem to be doing this at all now, and because nothing is out of bounds I find that I don't even want that evening 'treat' that I might have previously saved the points for. I try and make meals that we can all eat together, with slight adaptions in mine - for example, last week I made lasagne and used wholewheat lasagne sheets for all of us but made mine up in a separate dish and topped with natural yogurt and egg beaten together instead of white sauce and cheese.

Meatball Subs

Meatballs are a dish that we all enjoy, and I usually serve them with a tomato sauce and pasta, or with a creamy Ikea type gravy. This time I decided to serve them a little differently, in some part baked baguettes that I always have a good supply of, with grated Monterey Jack cheese melted on top (Weight Watchers petit pain & cheese for me), and salad.

Meatball Subs - serves 4-5

750g Lean pork mince
1 egg
1 tbsp dried thyme
salt & black pepper

drizzle of olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic
400g can of chopped tomatoes
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
tbsp tomato puree

for serving
grated Monterey Jack cheese
fresh parsley, chopped 
  • Mix the meatball ingredients together in a bowl until fully combined
  • Form small balls from approx teaspoon of mince
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 180C oven for approx 15 minutes & set aside
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan
  • Add the onion and garlic and fry gently for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and any meatball juices and simmer for approx 20 minutes until onions have softened, adding a splash of water if it becomes too dry
  • Stir in the tomato puree and parsley and add the meatballs to heat through
  • To serve, place some meatballs and sauce into each baguette and sprinkle with some grated cheese and fresh parsley
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Weight Watchers Filling & Healthy : This is suitable for Weight Watchers filling & healthy by using a Weight Watchers petit pain. Add 20g Weight Watchers grated mature cheddar for 1 ProPoint

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