This recipe is a great way to hide veggies from fussy eaters. Make double the batch and freeze for later.


Serving size
Serves 6
Ingredients
2 thick slices brown or wholewheat bread
½ cup (125 ml) water
500 g lean beef mince
1 egg, beaten
1 onion, grated
1 carrot, grated
½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
pinch of ground cloves
½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground nutmeg
2 tsp (10 ml) ground coriander
½ tsp (2,5 ml) curry powder or to taste
1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil
Method

1. Soak bread in water until soft and mash with a fork.
2. Mix mince with bread and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil.
3. Shape into small meat balls.
4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry meat balls on both sides until golden brown.
5. Reduce the heat and simmer with a lid for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.
6. Repeat the frying process with the rest of the mince and oil, if necessary.
7. Serve with small portions of mashed potatoes and veggies of your choice.

Tips

1. These can be also served with small portions of pasta, or brown rice. Alternatively, shape into burger patties and serve on wholewheat rolls with salad ingredients.
2. If available, ostrich mince is lower in fat and delicious in this recipe.

This recipe is in Cooking from the heart 1. Download PDF recipe book here.

Ingredients

Serving size
 Serves 6
Ingredients
 2 thick slices brown or wholewheat bread
 ½ cup (125 ml) water
 500 g lean beef mince
 1 egg, beaten
 1 onion, grated
 1 carrot, grated
 ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
 lemon juice and black pepper to taste
 pinch of ground cloves
 ½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground nutmeg
 2 tsp (10 ml) ground coriander
 ½ tsp (2,5 ml) curry powder or to taste
 1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil

Directions

Method
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1. Soak bread in water until soft and mash with a fork.
2. Mix mince with bread and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil.
3. Shape into small meat balls.
4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry meat balls on both sides until golden brown.
5. Reduce the heat and simmer with a lid for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.
6. Repeat the frying process with the rest of the mince and oil, if necessary.
7. Serve with small portions of mashed potatoes and veggies of your choice.

Tips

1. These can be also served with small portions of pasta, or brown rice. Alternatively, shape into burger patties and serve on wholewheat rolls with salad ingredients.
2. If available, ostrich mince is lower in fat and delicious in this recipe.

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This recipe is in Cooking from the heart 1. Download PDF recipe book here.

Meat balls