Baked Meatballs & Romesco Mayo with Peppers & Green Beans
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Baked Meatballs & Romesco Mayo

with Peppers & Green Beans

30 MIN
2 Servings
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    Chefs! We’re bringing you a series of recipes designed with ease of cooking and cleanup in mind, but without sacrificing the incredible flavors you’ve come to expect from a classic Blue Apron meal. For this dish, you'll incorporate sweet currants and our Spanish spice blend into hearty beef meatballs, which bake in the oven alongside a duo of vegetables. It's all served over a bed of white rice and finished off with crunchy almonds and creamy romesco mayo.

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    • Nutrition
      PER SERVING
    • Calories
      930 Cals (est.)
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    ingredients
    Baked Meatballs & Romesco Mayo with Peppers & Green Beans
    Title
    • 10 oz Ground Beef
    • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
    • 6 oz Green Beans
    • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
    • 3 Tbsps Romesco Sauce (Contains Almonds)
    • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
    • 1 Tbsp Spanish Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Dried Mexican Oregano, Cayenne Pepper & Ground Cinnamon)
    • 2 Tbsps Dried Currants
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans. In a bowl, combine the romesco sauce and mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper.

    Cook the rice
    2 Cook the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Season the vegetables
    3 Season the vegetables

    Meanwhile, transfer the quartered peppers and green beans to a sheet pan; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer on one side of the sheet pan.

    Form the meatballs
    4 Form the meatballs

    In a large bowl, combine the beef, currants, breadcrumbs, and spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into 10 equal-sized meatballs.

    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    Arrange the meatballs in an even layer on the other side of the sheet pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork and the meatballs are browned and cooked through.* Remove from the oven. Serve the baked meatballs and vegetables over the cooked rice. Top with the romesco mayo and almonds. Enjoy! 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef.

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then quarter lengthwise. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans. In a bowl, combine the romesco sauce and mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper.

    2 Cook the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Cook the rice
    Season the vegetables
    3 Season the vegetables

    Meanwhile, transfer the quartered peppers and green beans to a sheet pan; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer on one side of the sheet pan.

    4 Form the meatballs

    In a large bowl, combine the beef, currants, breadcrumbs, and spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into 10 equal-sized meatballs.

    Form the meatballs
    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    Arrange the meatballs in an even layer on the other side of the sheet pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork and the meatballs are browned and cooked through.* Remove from the oven. Serve the baked meatballs and vegetables over the cooked rice. Top with the romesco mayo and almonds. Enjoy! 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 160°F for beef.

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