Ingredients

1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp chilli flakes
400g can chopped tomatoes
½ tsp honey
500g pack lean British pork mince
1 onion, coarsely grated
1 large carrot, coarsely grated
200g pack trimmed fine green beans, halved
2 x 250g packs Merchant Gourmet Italian-Infused Grains (or any other grain pouch)

 
1 tsp fennel seeds

 
1 tbsp olive oil

 
2 cloves garlic, crushed

 
½ tsp chilli flakes

 
400g can chopped tomatoes

 
½ tsp honey

 
500g pack lean British
pork mince 

 
1 onion, coarsely grated

 
1 large carrot, coarsely grated

 
200g pack trimmed fine green beans, halved

 
2 x 250g packs Merchant Gourmet Italian-Infused Grains (or any other
grain pouch)

Method

1. Heat a casserole or sauté pan with a lid over a medium heat. Add the fennel seeds and toast for 1 minute or until fragrant. Tip into a pestle and mortar and roughly crush. Return the pan to a medium heat and add the oil and garlic. Fry for 1 minute, then stir in the chilli flakes, tomatoes, honey and a pinch of salt. Simmer gently for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put the crushed fennel seeds, pork and grated onion and carrot in a mixing bowl. Season, mix together and roll into 20 meatballs. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the meatballs, cover again and simmer for another 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, blanch the green beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain. Heat the grains according to pack instructions. Toss the beans and grains together, divide between plates, then spoon over the meatballs and chilli tomato sauce.

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