Low-Carb Bonfire Meatballs

Low-Carb Bonfire Meatballs

45 minutes
Calories 370kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 yellow onion (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 garlic cloves ,
  • 250 grams ground pork (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 250 grams ground beef (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika ,
  • 1 tablespoon oregano (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1/2 medium zucchini (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 hot pepper (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt ,
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper ,
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1/2 red onion (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 2 garlic cloves ,
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1/2 hot pepper (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 pinch salt (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 cauliflower (small,
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 pinch salt (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 3 sprigs fresh coriander (or ghee, 30 ml)
  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Make the meatballs. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Grate the garlic and squeeze out the excess water from the zucchini, either using a muslin cloth or option to simply use your hands. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. Add the brown onion and sauté on a medium/ low heat for 2 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and fry for 1 further minute. Turn off the heat. Remove the stalk and seeds from the chilli, finely chop. Add the pork, beef, grated courgette, onion and garlic mix, paprika, chopped oregano and thyme leaves, lemon zest (leave a pinch to sprinkle on top at the end), chilli, chopped sun dried tomatoes and a good pinch of salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix well and shape into meatballs about 3 cm in diameter to make about 26 meatballs (4 meatballs per serving). Make the sauce. Peel and chop the red onion and garlic. Remove the stalk and seeds from the pepper and chop into small chunks. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan. Sauté the onion and peppers on a medium-low heat for 1 minute then add the garlic for 1 further minute. Add the tinned chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, coconut aminos, cinnamon stick, balsamic, a pinch of salt and pepper and the chopped chilli. Start with 1 and add more if you prefer it really spicy. Simmer on a medium-low heat for about 30 minutes until its a nice thick concentrated sauce. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the meatballs and fry for about 10 minutes, turning regularly, until brown and cooked through. Alternatively, you can bake in the oven at 180 °C/ 355 °F, fan assisted, for about 25 minutes, turning half way through cooking. Make the cauliflower rice. Remove the stalk and leaves from the cauliflower. Blitz the cauliflower florets in a high speed food processor until it resembles a rice consistency. Heat the ghee or coconut oil in pan. Fry the cauliflower rice with a pinch of salt on a medium heat for 3 minutes until it softens and starts to crisp. Placed the ground almonds on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 4 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. To serve, plate the cauliflower rice and top with the Bonfire Meatballs, yogurt or sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh coriander, toasted almond flakes, cracked black pepper and lemon zest. Eat immediately or let it cool down and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:51:36.

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