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Mini Meatballs

Perfect for Kids

Approx 8 Serves

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

Regina Wypych

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Regina Wypych

Great to have on hand for your toddler or older baby. These meatballs can be made, fried and frozen, then defrosted and reheated to serve as a meal when needed. Alternatively, they can be served cold as a snack food. Another benefit is that it hides some veg and is a great way to introduce your little one to new flavours.

TIP: Maximise iron absorption by serving the meatballs with green vegetables such as broccoli or cooked silverbeet and vegetables or fruit high in vitamin C, such as sweet capsicum and mandarins.

Great to have on hand for your toddler or older baby. These meatballs can be made, fried and frozen, then defrosted and reheated to serve as a meal when needed. Alternatively they can be served cold as a snack food. Another benefit is that it hides some veg and is a great way to introduce your little one to new flavours. TIP: Maximise iron absorption by serving the meatballs with green vegetables such as broccoli or cooked silverbeet and vegetables or fruit high in vitamin C, such as sweet capsicum and mandarins.

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 cup breadcrumbs

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1/2, peeled and finely chopped onions

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1, grated carrot

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1 egg

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1 tsp mixed herbs

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1 tsp garlic clove

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1 tbsp olive oil

Method

To Make Dish

1

Take one to two slices of bread and pop in a food processor to yield one cup of soft bread crumbs. Alternatively, if you don’t have a food processor, cut off the crusts and wet the bread briefly under a spray of water and place in the mixing bowl.

2

Mix the bread with the next six ingredients in a large bowl until all well-combined. This is done best with clean hands or a potato masher.

3

Roll into approximately 24 small balls, toss lightly in plain flour. TIP: use wet hands for this step.

4

Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and cook meatballs for approximately 10-15 minutes until they are no longer pink inside.

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Serve with chopped cooked vegetables, kumara (or pasta) and fruit, Alternatively serve cold as a snack food.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (101g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

609 (145)kJ

Protein

15.7g

Total Fat

4.8g

Saturated Fat

1.5g

Carbs

9.7g

Sugars

1.4g

Sodium

118mg

Iron*

1.8mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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