Bacon and Herb Chicken Rissoles

This recipe is delicious, healthy and economical.  It serves 4 and uses 15 ingredients.    If you are gluten intolerant you can substitute gluten free rice or breadcrumbs for ordinary ones.  At this time of the year here it is quite cold, so for dinner substitute sweet potato mash and broccolini (or vegetables of choice).   Tomato paste instead of barbeque sauce is also tasty.  Another recipe from http://www.taste.com.au.  It freezes well and makes a tasty snack by itself.  Loved by all, big and small.

Super Food Ideas – April 2010 , Page 41

Recipe by Cathie Lonnie

Photography by Rob Palmer

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 rashers middle bacon
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 100g red grape tomatoes, halved
  • 100g yellow grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • METHOD
  • Combine mince, egg, garlic, breadcrumbs, chives, basil and half the barbecue sauce in a bowl. Shape into eight 2cm-thick rissoles. Remove ‘eye’ piece from each bacon rasher and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for later use. Remove and discard rind from tail pieces of bacon. Wrap 1 piece bacon around each rissole. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil. Heat over medium heat. Cook rissoles, in batches, for 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a greased baking tray. Brush with barbecue sauce. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through, basting with remaining barbecue sauce halfway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile, combine spinach and tomato in a bowl. Place oil, vinegar and mustard in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Secure lid. Shake to combine. Add to spinach mixture. Toss to combine. Serve rissoles with salad.

 

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