Traybakes are made for a batch cook or as a quick dinner option. The oven does the most work whilst you get on with more pressing matters. The tomato sauce could also be prepared well in advance or frozen in batches. Use the tomato sauce for any type of a pasta dish, for lasagnas or any chilli-style dishes.
Any type of mince can be used in this recipe, a mix of beef, pork and lamb would be delish. If using just lamb swap the woody herbs for something lighter like mint. A mix of meat and lentils can also be used, similar to my koftas recipe. Or keep them fully veggie with just lentils in the balls.
Instead of quinoa, swap in rice, bulgur wheat, barley, lentils, potatoes or use cooked pasta. If using potatoes or cooked pasta don’t add the last 400ml of water.
Serves 5, makes 15 meatballs.