Happy Weekend lovelies..
May has been one of those months “expect sunshine, don’t expect sunshine” lol
Well, whether it shines where you are on not, #keep smiling…..it’s good for your health! 🙂
Ok so during the week, I made meat balls (made from ground beef) for the children to go with the rice they were having for dinner.
Usually I would make it in a sauce, then sauté vegetables separately but I decide to do it differently by enhancing the flavour of the ground beef using fresh herbs, adding the veggies in the ground beef mixture… then remoulding. I did the remoulding with my daughter and she enjoyed the experience (think she will be coming into the kitchen more often, under supervision of course.. lol)
If you are one of those mums that like to “hide the veggies”, you can try blending them into the ground beef before remoulding…
On to the simple recipe..
- A pack of meat ball or ground beef
- Fresh or frozen vegetables mix (sweet corn, carrots, peas) [green beans (cut into smaller pieces)] optional
- Rapeseed oil
- Little butter or 1 whisked egg..
HSS: 1/2 tsp. curry powder, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. basil, dash of cumin, 1 sprig fresh thyme and fresh basil (mixed together), little crushed garlic and ginger, sea salt to taste.
- Empty pack of meat balls into a clean bowl
- Add the HSS as mentioned above and mix with your hands
- This recipe used frozen vegetables…In another bowl, season the veggies with black pepper and dash of tarragon, then steam for a few minutes. Drain and put to the side
- At this point, you have two options, blend the “hidden vegetables (without water) until smooth then add to the beef mix, OR just pour them in…
- Add very little butter to the mix to help bind the veggies..
[You can also use a little of 1 whisked egg as a binding agent- If your child loves eggs :)]
- Start remoulding the mixture into small balls using you hands… if you don’t want to add whisked egg into the mix, when you remould, dip some of your fingers into the egg then pat the balls to help bind the veggies
- Place remoulded meat balls on a plate or tray
- In a pre heated oven, grease oven tray with little rapeseed oil (or olive oil).
- Place rustic meatballs then oven bake at 180°C for at least 10mins.
- The meat balls are cooked when it isn’t pink on the inside…
Add to your children’s sauces, rice dishes etc
Until next post…. “Keep Making It Happen”
Blessings and Love