Hidden Veggie Meatballs

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Here is another recipe that is always in our freezer for a quick dinner. 

My boys love meatballs so I pack these with as much veg as I can. I usually put in vegetables  that they don’t like as is such as spinach, capsicum and leeks. 

I pop these in the freezer raw and then take them straight from the freezer, pop them in a pyrex dish and pour over a tomato based sauce. I also freeze them after they have been cooked (without a sauce) and reheat quickly in the oven and serve with salad.

 

Hidden Veggie Meatballs
Yields 20
Serve as is or or with a delicious homemade tomato sauce.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g lean mince
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 onion or leek, roughly chopped
  4. A few sprigs of parsley
  5. A few sprigs of basil
  6. 300-400g veggies of choice (Use whatever veggies you have on hand. My meatballs vary every week depending what is left in the fridge. Celery, carrots, zucchini, spinach, capsicum, herbs, potato all work well).
Instructions
  1. Place everything except mince into the bowl and blitz on speed 9 for 10 seconds. Scrape down and blitz on speed 9 for 10 secs.
  2. Add mince and turbo 5 times or until combined.
  3. Roll into balls. If you are finding it hard to roll in a ball just add a little breadcrumbs to the mix. Depending on the veg you use the meatballs may be a bit “wet” (Zucchinis and celery release a bit of liquid).
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for approximately 25 minutes with or without a sauce.
Notes
  1. If you are using your own homemade mince you may need to add some breadcrumbs to this to bind the meatballs.
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:41+00:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|Tags: |1 Comment

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

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  1. Katie Lang March 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Made these and they tasted great! Just used up any old veggies in the fridge. I also made your tomato based sauce and the kids gobbled it up!

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