Five dinnertime meals that can double up as school lunches.
Our food editor has designed five dinnertime meals than can easily be repurposed for school lunches MEXICAN MEATBALL SUBS
Meatballs for dinner become subs for lunch SERVES 4- 6
Reserve 1 tsp taco seasoning, then combine remaining with minces, egg, breadcrumbs, parsley and season. Form into meatballs using 1 tbs mixture and chill for 30 minutes. Heat 2 tbs oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add half the meatballs and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning, until cooked through. Repeat with remaining balls and oil. Wipe pan clean and add 2 tbs oil, onion and capsicum, season and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the reserved taco seasoning, garlic and black beans and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup (125ml) water, and bring to a simmer. Return the meatballs to the mixture and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Set aside 8 meatballs, some sauce and remaining ingredients for the subs for lunch. Serve meatballs for dinner with avocado, coriander, lime and sour cream. For the lunch boxes, slice open the dinner rolls then add the meatballs and sauce. Drizzle a little lime over the avocado so it doesn’t go brown, then add to rolls with coriander.
NUTRITION (LUNCH) 37G PRT • 7G SAT FAT • 28G CARB • 6G SUGARS • 810MG SODIUM • 495 CAL (2080KJ)