makes 25 balls
250g butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 red onion, sliced
1 small red pepper, diced
2 tbsp sunflower oil
250g lean minced beef
2 tsp fresh thyme
30g Panko breadcrumbs
1. Put the squash, onion, sweet pepper and oil onto a baking sheet. Toss to coat, and then roast in an oven set to 200C fan / 220C / 425 F / Gas Mark 7 for 25 minutes. Leave to cool.
2. Turn the oven down to 180C fan / 200C / 400 F / Gas Mark 6.
3. Put the vegetables, thyme, breadcrumbs and minced beef into a food processor and whizz until finely chopped and shape into 25 balls. Place onto a baking try lined with baking parchment.
4. Brush a little oil onto each of the meatballs, place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes until browned and cooked through.
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