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Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

I used to love eating Italian food. Since going Primal I don't really get to eat it anymore because of all the pasta etc.

But, I still eat all the good meaty bits like meatballs that the Italians have to offer.

This is a recipe that you could have traditionally eaten with pasta but here I just eat the meatballs on their own accompanied with a salad.

Once again this dish was really easy to make and came out tasting awesome!

Ingredients:

Around 900g Beef Mince
1x Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe (from previous post)
1 heaped tsp Ground Almonds
1 clove garlic
1 onion
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 heaped tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Egg Yolk
1 TBSP dried Oregano
1TBSP Fresh Rosemary
Big Handful Fresh Basil
1 Mozzarella Ball
Some Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper


First thing is to put a small frying pan on a medium heat and add a couple of swigs of the olive oil to it.

Also at this point turn on your oven to 200°C for use later on.

Finely chop the onion and garlic and add to pan. Fry for a few minutes then add the Dijon mustard.

Stir for a bit then remove from heat and put the onion mixture in the mixing bowl you will use to make up your meatball mixture.


Then to the mixing bowl add your mince, ground almonds, oregano, egg yolk, chopped fresh rosemary and salt and pepper.

In a pestle and mortar smash the cumin seeds up then add them to the mixing bowl also.



With your lovely clean hands now get right in there and mix everything all together. Don't be shy people. Mix away.

Then make meatballs out of the mince mixture and  put on a plate. You can put these in the fridge for up to a day or you can cook them now.


Now you want to use a casserole type dish that can go in the oven or a frying pan that can go in the oven for the cooking of the balls.

Put your pan on a high heat on the stove top and get it really hot. Then add a couple of swigs of the olive oil then drop in your meatballs.



You want to fry them until they get some colour all over them so turn them as needed.

Then add the Tomato Sauce to the meatballs and mix. Add lots of torn up fresh basil and then tear all over your Mozzarella and some grated Parmesan.


Then place your pan straight into the oven and cook for 15-20 mins until the cheese is golden brown.

I took a pic of it in the oven because it looked sooo good!


So after about 20 minutes I pulled my one out and it came out looking like this:


I ate the meatballs along with a green salad which had a lemon juice and olive oil dressing.


DELISH!

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