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Preheat oven to 200°C (conventional) 180°C (fan bake), or use Air Fryer for convenience.

Mix the mince with diced onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Dust hands with a little flour and roll the mix into 12 small balls. Arrange on a baking tray. Cook in oven for 20 minutes, until browned. Alternatively, cook in Air fryer using manufacturers instructions.

Slice the Baguette (bread stick) into 4-6 pieces, then cut open each piece. Lay flat on a baking tray and top with some of the grated mozzarella cheese. Heat through in oven or air fryer until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Top each slice with a spoonful of LeaderBrand Ranchslaw and 2-3 cooked meatballs. Spoon on bolognese tomato sauce and top with a little extra cheese if desired. Re-heat in oven or air fryer or wrap in tin foil and place in lunch box.

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Servings per package: 4

Servings Size: 112.5 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy 306 kJ 272 kJ
Protein 1.5 g 1.4 g
Fat, Total 2.6 g 2.3 g
– saturated 0.2 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.4 g 8.3 g
– sugars 9.1 g 8.0 g
Dietary Fibre 2.0 g 1.8 g
Sodium 226 201 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.


timer Total time 40 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 20 mins timer Cook time 20 mins people Serving 4-6 info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 300g bag LeaderBrand Ranchslaw Salad
  • 500g lamb or beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 French bread stick or baguette
  • 200g grated mozzarella cheese
  • 200mls pre-made tomato Bolognese or pizza sauce

Meatball subs a great way to get ahead for lunches with dinner leftovers. Make ahead of time, or can be quickly put together for lunch. Great idea for a warm winter school lunch.


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