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Chorizo meatballs with risoni

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For an easy and hearty weeknight meal, make these Chorizo meatballs with risoni. Full of rich tomato flavour, it’s bound to keep the family happy.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Chorizo meatballs with risoni


  • 2 chorizo sausages, sliced
  • 500g Coles Australian Pork Mince
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs oregano leaves
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock
  • ½ cup (110g) risoni
  • 2 zucchini, thickly sliced crossways
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • Finely grated parmesan, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place the chorizo in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the mince, shallot and oregano. Process until well combined. Roll 1-tbs portions of the mince mixture into balls. Place on the lined tray.
  2. Step 2

    Place the tomato, garlic and stock in a large non-stick heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Add the risoni and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring often, for 10-15 mins or until the risoni is just tender.
  3. Step 3

    Add the zucchini and meatballs to the tomato mixture in the pan. Cook, gently stirring, for 5-10 mins or until the zucchini is tender and the meatballs are cooked through. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the meatball mixture among serving bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan to serve.