Beef, Apple and Quinoa Balls
Slimming Eats Recipe
Makes approx 20 balls
Extra Easy – 4 syns for entire recipe
400g of extra lean beef mince (or you can use Chicken, Lamb or Pork mince)
400g of cooked Quinoa
1 large apple, grated (sweet varieties are best, I used a lady alice) (4 syns)
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 teaspoons of paprika
2 teaspoons of cumin
handful of chopped fresh coriander
salt and black pepper (as required)
1 egg, beaten
Frylight or Pam spray
* remember fruit when not in it’s raw form i.e. cooked, blended or pureed becomes syns – refer to your basic syn guide for syn values in you are unsure of syn value
Preheat oven to 180c of 350f
Add to a large bowl the beef, apple, paprika, cumin, tomato paste,freshly chopped coriander and salt and pepper as required (I didn’t add any to this, as my kids loves these, so I leave out the salt in most of my food)
Work together thoroughly
Making sure the quinoa has completely cooled down. Add it to the meat mixture along with the beaten egg and again work together thoroughly.
Form into equal size balls and place on a baking tray, sprayed with Frylight or Pam spray. Spray over the top also.
Bake in the oven until golden all over and cooked through. (approx 30 mins)
These are great served with a salad and some sweet chilli sauce or topped with a homemade tomato sauce. The mixture can also be used for burgers or a meatloaf.