Meatball Marinara Cups
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Serves: 4
 
This recipe is Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Extra Easy – 1 HEb and ½ HEa per serving (2 meatball cups)
Original – 1 HEb and ½ HEa per serving (2 meatball cups)
Weight Watchers Smart Points - 9 (2 meatball cups)

If not using your healthy extra's, these are 5 syns each
Ingredients
  • 350g/12.5oz of extra lean ground beef
  • salt and black pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of onion powder
  • approx 1 cup (240ml) of marinara sauce
  • 8 regular slices of whole wheat bread (4xHEb')
  • 90g/3oz of mozzarella cheese (2xHEa's)
  • spray oil
  • finely chopped fresh Italian parsley or basil
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f
  2. Remove crusts from bread, so that each slice weighs 30g/1ozz
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll over each slice of bread to flatten.
  4. Spray both sides of bread with spray oil
  5. Push down into a muffin tray to form bread cups.
  6. Place in oven and bake for approx 20mins until lightly golden
  7. Add ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder to a bowl and mix well to combine.
  8. Form into 8 meatballs (they should be about the right size to fit in each bread cup)
  9. Place on a baking tray, spray over top with spray oil and place in the oven and bake for approx 10-15mins to lightly brown.
  10. Once bread cups are ready and meatballs lightly browned.
  11. Add the meatballs to bowl and cover well with marinara sauce.
  12. Place one meatball with sauce into each toasted bread cup and then top with mozzarella cheese.
  13. Repeat with all 8 cups.
  14. Place back in the oven for approx 15 mins, until cheese is melted and golden.
  15. Top with a little chopped fresh Italian parsley or basil.
  16. Enjoy!!
  17. Great served with a salad and my Perfect Syn Free Fries
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 418 Fat: 13.5g Saturated fat: 5.9g Carbohydrates: 34.2g Sugar: 8.9g Fibre: 5.7g Protein: 38.6g
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/meatball-marinara-cups