Famed for its flavour and versatility, veal is a tasty addition to revive your meal plan when cooking for yourself, friends or family. Whether you're looking for mid-week meal inspiration or a delicious dish for your next gathering, Australian Veal is great for a range of quick, easy and tasty meals.
Taking the protein beyond the Osso Bucco's it's been known for, veal's delicious taste makes it a great option for mixing up your meal repertoire by giving Aussie classics such as burgers, fajitas and meatballs a twist.
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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
500g veal mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 red onion, finely diced
2 tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped + extra leaves, to serve
1 tbsp olive oil
4 long crusty bread rolls, split
80g baby rocket leaves + extra, to serve
2 small zucchini, peeled into ribbons
2/3 cup tomato and garlic pasta sauce, warmed
1/4 cup (20g) Parmesan cheese, shaved
Lemon wedges, to serve
Place mince, garlic, onion and parsley in a large bowl. Season and mix to combine. Roll tablespoons of mince mixture into balls.
Repeat to make 16 meatballs.
Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs for 4-5 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Set meatballs aside on a plate
Fill rolls with rocket, zucchini and meatballs. Top with pasta sauce and parmesan. Serve with extra rocket and lemon wedges.
To make your own roast tomato sauce, prick 250g cherry tomatoes with a fork. Place on a baking tray with 1 clove of crushed garlic and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Spray lightly with olive oil, season, toss to coat and roast for 20 minutes or until soft. Place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Season to taste and stir to combine.
Try adding 1 tbsp of toasted pine nuts, to the meatballs for a nutty flavour and texture.
If you don't like tomato sauce, you can use any type of pasta sauce or pesto on the sub.