Spanish Meatballs With Salsa Verde Potatoes, Green Beans And Manchego Cheese

With the weather starting to cool, it’s a lovely time of year to linger with loved ones over this steaming, flavour-packed meal
By Alejandro Franco
Photography & styling Bonnie Coumbe
Spanish Meatballs With Salsa Verde Potatoes, Green Beans And Manchego Cheese

Spanish Meatballs With Salsa Verde Potatoes, Green Beans And Manchego Cheese

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  • 500g 500g cocktail potatoes

  • 1 1 brown onion

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 500g 500g – 800g beef meatballs

  • 400g 400g can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tsp 1 caster sugar

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Spanish spice mix

  • 250g 250g green beans

  • 2 Tbsp 2 salsa verde

  • ½ ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley

  • 150g 150g Manchego cheese

  • Olive oil, to drizzle

  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to season


  • Cut potatoes in half lengthways, place into a large saucepan and cover with salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dice onion and finely chop garlic. Heat a large casserole dish over high heat. Drizzle with a little olive oil, add meatballs and cook for 3 minutes, turning until cooked through and a rich golden brown. Add onion and garlic, and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Pour in tomatoes, sugar and spice mix. Bring to the boil, then turn heat down to low. Cook for 10 minutes, turn off the heat, and season well.
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil. Remove tops off beans and cook in boiling water for 2 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.
  • Once potatoes are tender, drain and return to the pan. Drizzle generously with olive oil and cook over high heat for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add beans, toss, and turn off the heat. Pour in salsa verde and toss again. Set aside, keeping warm.
  • Finely chop parsley and grate Manchego cheese. Serve meatballs with potato and bean mixture, and cheese scattered generously over the top.

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For mates and dates...

When filling up your mate or date’s wine glass, also add a good splash of vino to the pan cooking the meatballs!

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