Meatball Sandwich with Quick Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 1x 400ml can crush tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp. salt reduce tomato paste

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

  • 1 tsp. dried basil

  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

  • 2 tbsp. of honey

  • Meat Ball Ingredients:

  • 150g lean pork mince

  • 150g lean beef mince

  • 150g zucchini, finely grated (squeeze out excess wash with a tea towel)

  • ½ cup wholemeal fresh breadcrumbs

  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

     

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked



  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil

  • Sandwich ingredients:

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  • 4 good quality wholemeal or wholegrain bread rolls, cut in half



    • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

    • 1 cup of rocket

    • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

     

    Method

    • In a large saucepan combine the olive oil, tomato, tomato paste, garlic, sea salt, herbs, honey and lemon zest, sauté for 5 minute. Leave to cool.

    • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend till smooth.

    • Place all of the meatball ingredients into a bowl and thoroughly combine.

    • Roll into 50c balls and the place into the tomato sauce.

    • Cook for approx. 10 minutes or till cooked. Leave to cool.

    • To serve place the rolls on a platter, open the rolls and drizzle with a little olive oil, a little rocket, 4 meatballs and a spoonful of sauce, a little Parmesan.

    • Eat but be careful they are delicious and messy.