Pork and Sweet Potato Meatballs
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Serves: 4
 
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Extra Easy - syn free per serving (add 2 syns if using either sauce)
WW Smart Points - 5 (7 with serving of sauce)
Whole30/Paleo/Gluten Free - serve without sauce or with some coconut aminos, mixed with ginger and garlic and a little tapioca or arrowroot flour to thicke)
Ingredients
  • 455g/1lb of extra lean ground pork
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, finely diced
  • handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp of onion powder
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder
  • spray oil
  • For the Hoisin Sauce
  • 4 tbs of hoisin sauce - 7 syns
  • 6 tbs of soy sauce
  • 4 tbs of passata
  • For the Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 4 tbs of Sweet Chilli Sauce - 7 syn
  • 6 tbs of soy sauce
  • 4 tbs of passata
Method
  1. Pierce the sweet potato with a fork and add to the microwave and cook for 5 mins (test for softness, if still a little hard, add for another minute or so, allow to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
  3. Spray a frying pan over a medium with spray oil
  4. Add the red onion and fry till softened and caramelized
  5. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  6. When the sweet potato is cooled down, cut in half and scoop out all the flesh and add to the ground pork.
  7. Add the onion and all other ingredient and mix well to all combined. You want the sweet potato mashed into the pork with little small pieces.
  8. Form into equal sized meatballs and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  9. Spray over the top with spray oil and place in the oven and bake for approx 15-20 mins (pork should be cooked through)
  10. Serve with your choice of sides, great with as they are or with sauce suggestions
For the sauce if serving
  1. Add ingredients to a small saucepan and heat gently until it thickens, pour over meatballs or serve on side.
Notes
NOTE: Nutritional Information includes a serving of sauce

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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 383 Fat: 4.2g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 43.4g Sugar: 20.2g Sodium: 2393mg Fibre: 6.6g Protein: 42.1g Cholesterol: 90mg
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/pork-sweet-potato-meatballs