Poached mini meatballs

Looking for dinner ideas? Try this healthy beef mince recipe. It's a great one-pot meal for the whole family.

meatball soup with vegetables and wholegrain bun
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner

These poached mini meatballs are perfect for children.

Method

  1. Place mince, egg, bread crumbs, carrots, onion, parsley and tomato sauce into a bowl and mix together until combined, using clean hands.
  2. Use your hands to shape the beef mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball.
  3. Place on a tray and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  4. In a large pot add the water, stock cube, red onion and tomato.
  5. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for five minutes.
  6. Gently add the meatballs and cook over a low heat until they are cooked thoroughly.
  7. Divide the salad greens between serving bowls and ladle the meatballs and soup over the leaves and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  8. Serve with a wholemeal bread bun.
  • 500 g
    lean beef mince
  • egg
  • 1/2 cup
    dry bread crumbs
  • carrots, grated
  • 1/2 
    onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp
    tomato sauce/paste/puree
  • 1 litre
    water
  • stock cube
  • 1/2 
    red onion, diced
  • tomato, diced
  • 2 cups
    salad leaves
  • 1/4 cup
    grated cheese
  • wholemeal buns
Per serve
  • Energy
    1710kJ
  • Total Fat
    13.7g
  • Saturated Fat
    6.1g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    27.8g
  • Sugars
    10g
  • Dietary Fibre
    6.4g
  • Sodium
    454mg