Beef Meatballs On Zoodles

by Natalie Brady

Trying to cut back on your pasta intake, or maybe you’re trying to eat more vegetables? We can’t think of a better way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. This simple and super yummy meal is perfect for anyone wanting a healthy, quick and nourishing meal. The resulting taste and texture is just as satisfying while not compromising your health. This is also a fun way to get kids to eat more veggies and a balanced meal. It’s full of protein and healthy fats which our bodies need to support stable blood sugar levels and keep us satiated between meals. A healthy version of a classic dish!


Ingredients

  • ​500g organic beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • ½ onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chantal Tamari
  • ½ teaspoon Chantal Chilli Flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Chantal Sea Salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Chantal Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 4-5 courgettes (depending on their size)
  • 1 avocado
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped to serve
  • 1 teaspoon Chantal Coconut Oil, for frying

Method

​1. Add mince, egg, onion, tamari, chilli flakes, oregano, salt, pepper to a food processor and process together until ingredients are well combined (mine turned into a ball). Alternatively, you can combine these ingredients together into a mixing bowl and mix together with your hands until well combined.

2. Use your hands to roll beef mixture into golf-ball sized balls. In a medium sized pan over medium heat, melt coconut oil, add rolled meatballs to the pan.

3. Fry the meatballs for 15 minutes, turning them around every 3-4 minutes to ensure they are cooked through on all sides.

4. After 15 minutes add the tomato and basil pasta sauce to the pan, reduce heat and let it simmer with the meatballs for 5 minutes.

5. While the meatballs are cooking make the zoodles. Cut the ends off your zucchini and spiralize in a hand-held spiralizer or a spiralizer machine. Alternatively, use a julienne peeler and slice the zucchini lengthways.

6. Thinly slice or cube your avocado and add this to the zoodle mixture.

7. Add zoodles and avocado to a bowl or plate, top with meatballs, sauce and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.


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