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My box of Simply Cook recipes and ingredients to try is proving irresistible!. The next dish I cooked was Hot Cajun Meatballs.

This is a wonderful way to try out new tastes and flavours without having to buy jars and pots of spices and stocks from the supermarket that you may not use again for a number of weeks or even months. Simply Cook provide the little pots thereby ensuring quality and freshness every time!  I am starting off by cooking :-

Hot Cajun Meatballs

Ingredients

In the box

  • Chicken stock
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Hot Pepper Sauce

Shopping List

  • Beef meatballs x 12
  • I x 200gm tin tomatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced green pepper (red or yellow if you prefer)
  • 150gm rice
  • Chicken stock
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Hot Pepper Sauce

Store Cupboard

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

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Prepared Ingredients

METHOD

First of all I fried the rice in the olive oil for around one minute then added 300mls water and Chicken Stock, stirring the liquid to make sure the stock blended with the water. This was then left to simmer for 15 minutes.

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Simmering nicely

I heated a tablespoon of olive oil in my large frying pan and added the diced onion. This was stir fried for around 1 minute. Next the meatballs were put in and I sprinkled the Cajun Seasoning evenly over each one. They were stir fried until brown on all sides. Next the pepper was added and fried for around 2 minutes. The can of tomatoes and the Hot Pepper Sauce was then added to the mixture and cooked over a medium heat for 10 minutes.

The rice was now cooked and left to stand for around 3 minutes with the lid off.

Two bowls were placed in the microwave and heated for two minutes Please check to see whichever recommendation your microwave gives for heating dishes.

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Ready to serve

 

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VERY satisfied customer!

TO SERVE

Finally the rice was fluffed up with a fork and placed into two large pre heated bowls. The meatballs and sauce were added and I can honestly say that Derek and I had the tastiest meatball dish we have ever eaten! Even made better with the addition of a glass of good quality red wine.

As stated in my previous recipe article, there is a special offer for members to take up should they wish to on the Home Page. Simply Cook is an ongoing monthly service for one box a month. Any subscribers can cancel, take a break and edit their boxes at anytime.

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