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Healthy Lamb And Cheese Meatballs The Kids Will LOVE

These meatballs are a great family friendly recipe. Serve them with wholemeal spaghetti or even something like couscous or rice.

This is an ideal recipe to make in a larger quantity and freeze to have available for those days you are too tired to prepare dinner or, if you’re pregnant, for when the baby comes and you are juggling a thousand other things at once!

Healthy Lamb & Cheese Meatballs

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Healthy Lamb & Cheese Meatballs
Healthy Lamb And Cheese Meatballs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
For the meatball sauce
  • 700 g bottle of tomato passata
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp salt reduced tomato paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the meatballs
  • 500 g lean minced lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 spring onion diced
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 100 g strong tasty cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp fat leaf parsley coarsely chopped
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
For the meatball sauce
  • 700 g bottle of tomato passata
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp salt reduced tomato paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the meatballs
  • 500 g lean minced lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 spring onion diced
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 100 g strong tasty cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp fat leaf parsley coarsely chopped
Healthy Lamb And Cheese Meatballs
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. When warm, add garlic and onion to the pan and saute gently.
  3. When onion has started to turn transparent, add the passata, paste and cinnamon stick.
  4. Stir well then bring to the boil.
  5. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes while you make the meatballs.
  6. Place all meatball ingredients into a large bowl.
  7. Using clean hands, mix everything until well combined.
  8. Roll into balls (makes about 20 medium sized and 40 smaller balls).
  9. Heat remaining olive oil in a frypan over medium heat.
  10. Add meatballs and gently fry until golden.
  11. Remove cinnamon stick from the sauce and serve meatballs, sprinkled with parsley, with tomato sauce and your choice of side dish.
Recipe Notes

Calories per serve – 364

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