Spanish Beef Rissoles

Spanish Beef Rissoles

Rissoles is the Weeknight Recipe Your Repertoire Is Missing: Spanish Beef Rissoles

Impress your family and friends with these scrumptious Spanish rissole.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


400g lean beef mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 egg
¼ cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 red capsicum, finely chopped
400ml chopped tomatoes
1 tsp smoked paprika

Quinoa salad:
200g pumpkin, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 quinoa
100g snow peas, sliced diagonally
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard


To make rissoles, combine mince, garlic, smoked paprika, egg and breadcrumbs in a large bowl and season with pepper. Divide mix evenly and shape into 4 rissoles. Add oil to a large frying pan over medium heat and cook rissoles for 2 minutes each side until golden brown. Set aside.
Add onion and capsicum to same frying pan and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the tomatoes, paprika and 400ml water and return rissoles to pan. Cook for 10 minutes, turn rissoles over and cook for another 1 minutes until cook through and sauce has thickened.
To make quinoa salad, preheat oven to 200c. Toss pumpkin in half the oil and season with pepper. Spread out on a baking tray and roast for 20-30 minutes until golden and soft.
Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse under running water. Place in a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Whisk vinegar, mustard, remaining oil and pepper to make a dressing. Combine quinoa with roast pumpkin, spring onions, avocado and snow peas and pour over dressing.

To keep your rissoles from breaking up, refrigerate for an hour before cooking.
When shaping mince, use wet hands to avoid excess meat sticking to your hands.
You can substitute the pumpkin out for sweet potato and the snow peas for green beans if you prefer.

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