Easy Slimming Meatballs & Tomato Sauce
I promised a new great recipe and here it is Easy Slimming Meatballs!
I just love good tasty food, made from scratch, in fact you could say it’s my passion!
But I also love easy recipes, this one is easy and worth the effort! It’s also healthy and fits the Slimming programme perfectly!
Without a sprinkling of cheese it’s Free – oh yes it is!
The Tomato Sauce
So firstly you need to go and look at the recipe for my Easy Tomato Sauce and make this! Again super easy!
This sauce is amazing for all sorts of pasta and pizza based dishes
The Meatballs – Slimming Style
So when I’m making this recipe I make a lot of meat balls. Why, you say?
Well I’m a bit lazy so I freeze those I don’t use straight away and pop them into bags in the freezer.
I do love batch cooking or at least batch preparation.
This recipe makes approx 24 Easy Slimming Meatballs and I think 4 is enough for one person. So I guess this recipe feeds 6 people.
I tend therefore to freeze the raw meatballs open in a dish or on a tray then bag in 4’s! Dinner already ready in the freezer! Ta-Dah.
Then in the morning before work I just grab a bag of 4 and pop them in the fridge to defrost, then when I’m home from work they are ready to cook!
I have used a mix of beef & pork mince. I think it’s the best combination!
So how to serve the easy slimming meatballs ….
Now that’s up to you! Here I served them with pasta.
However I guess that’s the classic and it is delicious but you could try it with courgetti if you are controlling your carbs and looking for extra Speed Food.
They are also lovely hot or cold in a sandwich? Mmmmmm, you know like a meatball sub….
Oh and if you love spicy meatballs my advice is to add Chilli to the Tomato Sauce – so good.
I think changing the sauce is how you can change up the recipe – Yum 🙂
So guys a little vid below to show you how it looks in real life!
Have a go and let me know what you think?
It’s a recipe that’s perfect for the whole family, slimming or not!! Now that’s a result!
I have a closed group on Facebook for Slimming Style Recipes if you’re interested called Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes
Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!
Big Love Cx
You might like this to – my lovely chicken curry – slimming style
Easy Slimming Meatballs & Tomato Sauce
- 500 g Minced Pork <5% fat
- 500 g Mince Beef <5% fat
- 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano or mixed dried herbs if you prefer
- 1 Clove Garlic minced or grated
- Black Pepper
- 1 Free Range Egg
- 1 portion Easy Tomato Sauce - click the link above freeze half
- Handfull torn Basil
- Hopefully you have made your Tomato Sauce
- In a large bowl, mix the pork mince with the beef mince, I use a knife or spoon
- When combined, add Dried Oregano, minced Garlic, Salt & Black Pepper and egg - mix really well
- Then using your hands take small amounts of the mix and roll into balls, (mine were about half the size of a golf ball) You should make 22-26 Meatballs depending on the size.
- Carry on until all the mix is used. I then open freeze those I don't need, what I mean by this is in a dish as the picture - once frozen bag up into portions.
- For the meatballs you want to eat now then take a non stick frying pan and fry (you can use Fry Light if you like but you don't actually need it) on a high heat your meatballs in batches. (I would say the maximum is 8 in a medium sized pan)
- Turn the meatballs frequently to brown all over, approx 10 minutes, do this in Batches.
- Turn down the heat and fry for a further 5 minutes
- Once cooked tip over your prepared tomato sauce and let them simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes
- Finally add your pasta (if using) and a handful of torn basil leaves.
- Stir and you're done! (If you have a healthyA left you can sprinkle with cheese) If your not serving with pasta, then just add your Basil leaves and serve accordingly Enjoy!