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Tangy Meatballs with Noodles

Beef or Lamb Serves 4

This Ramadan AHDB & Shazans have been tasked to provide Iftar meals for the presenters at British Muslim TV, they have enlisted the help of Mr Tee and halal hangouts and their head chef Gregg to deliver 30 different recipes that you can try at home.

The recipes cover all ranges of occasions from hosting a meal for friends and family to quick recipes for those last minute Iftars. Using Lamb, Chicken and Beef from the British isles, prepared by Chef Gregg giving all recipes a British twist.

We will be preparing amazing dishes from around the world to ignite your creativity, tantalise your taste buds and get you cooking this ramadan. Whats more is we will be serving these up to the team at BMTV to keep them powered up well into the night.

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  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 - 20 minutes


450g lean beef or lamb mince

Grated zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon ginger paste

2 tablespoons mango chutney

4 tablespoons olive or rapeseed oil

1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced

250g small tomatoes, quartered

600g cooked egg noodles

1 x 100g bag rocket or baby spinach leaves

2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, to garnish (optional)

Toasted pine nuts, to garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, 170°C , Gas mark 5.
  2. Place the mince in a large bowl. Season and add the lemon zest ginger and chutney.
  3. Using damp hands shape the mixture into twenty-four 2.5cmballs.
  4. Transfer to a non-stick roasting tray and cook for 15 minutes or until any meat juices run clear. Discard any meat juices.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and cook the garlic for 2-3 minutes with the tomatoes. Add the cooked noodles and heat through for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and add the meatballs, rocket or spinach leaves. Gently toss to combine.
  7. Garnish with the parsley and pine nuts (if used) and serve immediately.


If you want to make your meatballs go a little further add 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs to the mince mixture.

Meat can bought at Shazans counters operating by Shazans Fresh Halal Market in select Tesco stores & Shazans Select in Morrisons. Or alternatively, Shazans pre-pack available at most retailers.

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