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Blended mince and mushroom meatballs

Hidden veggies round out these beef meatballs

4

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

Meadow Mushrooms

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Meadow Mushrooms

So simple to make, so easy to flavour as you wish, and terrific to make in advance and freeze. Meatballs are ideal as tapas, an entrée, or as a hearty meal. This recipe adds a delicious twist to this family favourite by including a mince and mushroom blend, making it a healthy meal for the whole family.

This is a fantastic way to get kids to eat more veggies – once they are grated into the mince they virtually disappear.

Recipe courtesy of Meadow Mushrooms.

So simple to make, so easy to flavour as you wish, and terrific to make in advance and freeze. Meatballs are ideal as tapas, an entrée, or as a hearty meal. This recipe adds a delicious twist to this family favourite by including a 50/50 mince and mushroom blend, making it a healthy meal for the whole family. This is a fantastic way to get kids to eat more veggies – once they are grated into the sauce they virtually disappear. Recipe courtesy of Meadow Mushrooms.

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Ingredients

Meatballs

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350g Quality Mark beef mince

blended with mushrooms

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150g Meadow Mushrooms

blended with mince

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½ onion

grated

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1 ½ cups fresh breadcrumbs

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2 Tbsp parsley

finely chopped

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1 egg

beaten

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1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

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1 tsp salt

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½ tsp ground black pepper

Method

To Make Meatballs

1

If you are going to fry your meatballs, start with a 30/70 blend of mushrooms to mince or up the quantity of breadcrumbs to 2 cups per 200g as the mixture needs to be a bit stiffer for ease of frying.

2

Finely chop the mushrooms (or blitz in the blender) to replicate mince, then combine with mince, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl mixing well with your hands.

3

Shape into golf ball sized balls. Recipe should make around 20.

4

To cook, you can either fry in a pan with olive oil for about 5 minutes, until cooked through. Or drop into a simmering sauce of your choice, for 5 minutes to poach, turning once.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (249g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

1216kJ (290 kcal)

Protein

25.4g

Total Fat

8.4g

Saturated Fat

3.1g

Carbs

26.3g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

350mg

Iron

4.1mg

Zinc

4.6mg

Vitamin B12

1.4µg