Jamie Oliver

Messy meatball buns

With pesto, mozzarella & tomato sauce for dunking

Messy meatball buns

Makes 4
Cooks In21 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    495
    25%
  • Fat
    24g
    34%
  • Saturates
    8.5g
    43%
  • Protein
    35.5g
    71%
  • Carbs
    35.5g
    14%
  • Sugars
    5.8g
    6%
  • Salt
    2g
    33%
  • Fibre
    2.4g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food
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5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 400 g lean minced beef
  • 8 heaped teaspoons green pesto
  • 1 X 400 g tin of plum tomatoes
  • 1 x 125 g ball of mozzarella
  • 4 soft burger buns
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By Jamie Oliver

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Method

Use your clean hands to scrunch the minced beef with half the pesto and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Split into 12 pieces and, with wet hands, roll into balls. Brown the balls all over in a non-stick frying pan on a high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, shaking the pan regularly.

Once the balls are golden and gnarly, pour in the tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, along with just a quarter of a tin’s worth of water. Bring to the boil, slice the mozzarella and lay over the balls, pop the lid on and leave to thicken for 5 minutes on a medium heat. Meanwhile, warm your buns in a large dry non-stick frying pan or in the oven on a low heat.

Split each bun and spread 1 heaped teaspoon of pesto inside. Divvy up the balls and mozzarella with a little sauce, serving the rest on the side for dunking.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    495
    25%
  • Fat
    24g
    34%
  • Saturates
    8.5g
    43%
  • Protein
    35.5g
    71%
  • Carbs
    35.5g
    14%
  • Sugars
    5.8g
    6%
  • Salt
    2g
    33%
  • Fibre
    2.4g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake