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Spicy meatballs

Spicy Meatballs



4 x 120g beef mince (females)
4 x 220g beef mince (males)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ red pepper, finely diced
½ green pepper, finely diced
½ carrot, grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 medium red chilli, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
500g jar tomato pasta sauce* or see recipe

* When using packaged sauces (pasta sauce) check the nutritional label. There must be less than 5g carbohydrates per serve.


  1. Place all ingredients, except oil and tomato pasta sauce in a large bowl and mix well until combined. Form the mixture into small round balls. Place on a baking tray and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs in batches, for 5-6 minutes or until brown and cooked through.
  3. Once cooked, return all meatballs to the pan and add the tomato sauce, cook until the sauce is heated through.
  4. Divide meatballs between serving plates, sprinkle with fresh basil and serve with a garden salad.
Energy 1504.5kJ
Protein 23.9g
Fat 19.7g
Glycaemic carbohydrate 17.9g
of which is sugar 14.3g
Fibre 6.9g