I forgot how much I love meatballs until I dug out an old recipe which I had written on a random sheet of paper a few years ago and was hiding in my recipe box. I was sifting through this box over the weekend and knew that the original would need a little bit of tweaking.
Let’s be honest meatballs can be boring and so many school dinners have ruined them for me, memories come back of overcooked dry and rubbery meat in a watery tomato sauce with absolutely zero flavour.
Alas, if meatballs are done well, I can guarantee they are truly scrumptious, succulent and full of flavour, you can really jujj up the tomato sauce to create a really nourishing dinner for the whole family.
You will need a heavy pan with a lid for this dish and a frying pan.
Why is it good for you:
Grass fed and finished beef mince will guarantee you the most best protein with all of the essential amino acids which will nourish, replenish and repair tissue, skin and muscles. Grass fed is also higher in omega 3 fats and vitamin E, which is great for skin and immunity.
Spinach and parsley are lovely leafy greens packed with folate (fibre) for digestion, vitamins A, C and B6 and potassium great for eye health, low iron (anaemia) and bone health.
Garlic and onion is a great anti bacterial, anti fungal and is perfect to help boost your immunity. Smoked paprika has derived from the capsicum, high in betacarotene which is the active ingredient which aids as an anti-inflammatory.
Cooked tomatoes have a high levels of lycopene which is a carotenoid, this is a powerful antioxidant in tomatoes and is responsible for their red colour. lycopene is a wonder chemical which when absorbed into the body, helps to prevent and also repair damaged cells by inactivating free radicals in the body. According to this wonderful book, it has thus been credited for reducing wrinkles. A perfect antioxidant soup to help repair and nourish the body.
Enjoy this recipe, its a golden one for your mates, family and rellies.