Friday, November 12, 2010

Meatballs with Zucchini & Roasted Peppers

I'd like to share another favorite recipe of mine.  These meatballs are like sent from heaven! Just ask my husband, he's been talking about them for 3 days now :)  This is another recipe where I like to add zucchini. 

Meat balls with tomato sauce

Emma's not so keen on tomato sauce, so for her, I just remove a few balls before adding the passata.

2 roasted red peppers (from a jar or a deli counter - one finely chopped and one sliced)
1 large onion (1/2 finely chopped, 1/2 sliced)
1 zucchini (pealed & finely chopped)
500g lean beef mince
1 tsp smoked paprika
4 tbsp bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
Olive oil
400ml passata
Salt & pepper

Mix 1 pepper and the chopped onion with the mince, zucchini, paprika, breadcrumbs and garlic. Season well and shape into even-sized balls. Coat the balls in bread crumbs. I got around 24 balls.

Meat balls ingredients

Meat balls mince

meat balls ready to cook

Heat a little olive oil in a large pan and brown the meatballs. Carefully turn them to brown evenly.  Once browned all over push them to one side of pan, add the sliced onion and the remaining roasted peppers and cook for a few minutes.  Add the passata,  season, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or wedgies and salad.

Meat balls cooked



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  1. Looks so yummy! And gluten free (well, as long as I use my gluten free bread crumbs, that is) Just stopping by for a visit and to let you know that I have picked you for the Stylish Blogger Award because I think you have a super stylish blog. I look forward to reading more posts.

    Please stop by The DIY Home Sweet Home Project and pick up your award!!

  2. Thanks for the recipe!!! will try this one day ^_^

  3. This looks delicious! You have a new follower from the hop! You have a nice blog! I look forward to following! Come visit Mama's Little Chick. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  4. Hi there! New follower here, I hopped on over from FFF. Great blog, and I am so gonna try the meatball recipe. Stop by if you get the chance and say hi!


  5. This meal looks awesome! I am glad I stopped by your blog. I found a link on the no rules blog hop. I hope you can stop by as we celebrate children's authors birthdays.

  6. YUM! Can't wait to try this recipe. They look delish. We love meatballs & sauce in this house!

    p.s. new blog reader follower!


  7. Those sound so good, I love the addition of peppers and zucchini!


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