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One pan honey soy meatball bake

One pan honey soy meatball bake

4 serves

35 m

30 m


  • 2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 500 g extra lean beef mince
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1 cm-thick batons
  • 1 large red capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch broccolini, thick stems halved lengthways
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, to serve


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce


Step 1

Tear bread into large pieces, place in a large bowl and pour over milk. Soak for 5 minutes or until milk is absorbed. Add egg and beat until combined.

Step 2

Add mince, ginger and garlic to bread mixture. Season with pepper and mix with clean hands until well combined. Shape heaped tablespoons of mixture into meatballs.

Step 3

Lightly spray a large non-stick roasting pan with olive oil. Arrange meatballs and carrot in pan in an even layer. Lightly spray again with olive oil. Bake in a 200 °C preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, to make glaze, whisk honey, soy sauce and 1 tablespoon boiling water in a small heatproof jug.

Step 5

Remove pan from oven. Add capsicum. Drizzle glaze over meatballs and vegetables and toss to coat. Increase oven temperature to 220 °C. Return pan to oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked and vegetables are tender.

Step 6

Meanwhile, steam or microwave broccolini until just tender.

Step 7

Add broccolini to pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with rice.


  • Meatballs can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep covered in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
  • Broccolini can be replaced with snow peas or green beans.
  • To toast sesame seeds, stir in a dry frying pan over medium heat until light golden.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers in containers. Reheat in microwave to serve.
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