Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slimming Eats Sweet and Sour Meatballs - gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Any type of ground meat can be used in this recipes, or if you don’t want to make meatballs, use the sauce and veg mixture with some chunks of pork, chicken or shrimp.

Fruit that is cooked, pureed, blended etc should be synned on Slimming World, but as I literally just added the chunks at the end, and quickly stirred, I haven’t synned them. The choice is up to you if you want to be really strict or not.

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, paleo, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

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Slimming Eats Sweet and Sour Meatballs - gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

 

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
 
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  • 500g (17.5oz) of extra lean ground chicken
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon of chinese five spice
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow or green pepper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced thinly
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1.5 cups (360ml) of passata
  • 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of light soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • ½ cup of fresh chopped pineapple
  • spray oil
Instructions
  1. Add the passata, vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic and ginger to a bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 200c, 400f (gas mark 6)
  3. Add the mince, 1 crushed clove of garlic, Chinese five spice and some salt and pepper to a bowl and combine all ingredients together. Form into meatballs.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. add the meatballs, spray over the top with spray oil and bake in the oven for approx 20 mins, until lightly golden, removed and set aside.
  5. Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil, add the onions, peppers and carrots and fry for approx 5 mins.
  6. Add all the sauce ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil, then simmer until it becomes syrupy.
  7. Add the meatballs and fry, and continue to simmer for 2 mins, until the meatballs all get covered in the sauce.
  8. Return the veggies to the pan and mix all together until heated through.
  9. Stir in the pineapple.
  10. Serve with your choice of sides.

Slimming Eats Sweet and Sour Meatballs - gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

309

Fat

2.6g

Saturated Fat

0.8g

Total Carbohydrate

25.2g

Dietary Fibre

3.1g

Sugars

14.7g

Protein

           42.8g

Slimming Eats Sweet and Sour Meatballs - gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

  • Chrissyan

    Absolutely gorgeous, highly recommend 🙂