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Looking for Healthy Easy Recipes for Dinner? Try These Spanish Meatballs

Trying to choose quick healthy easy recipes for dinner can sometimes be cumbersome, especially you’re in a mad scramble to get everything prepared, cook a meal the whole family can enjoy all the while making sure it’s nutritionally dense and well balanced. With this Spanish meatballs recipe below you can rest assured because it’s a quick and healthy easy recipe for dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Healthy Easy Recipes for Dinner: Spanish Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

• 500g organic lean minced beef

• 1 large organic or free range egg

• 2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

• 2 organic beef stock cubes

• 1 litre of boiling water

• Dried Herbs de Provence (or a good selection of dried mixed herbs)

• 1 white onion, finely sliced

• 1 garlic clove, finely sliced, extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, salt and ground black pepper

Method:

1. Mix the mince with the egg and half the onion chopped. Season with 1 stock cube and black pepper.

2. Roll the mixture with your hands into ping pong sized balls and fry in oil until almost cooked (the meatballs can still be slightly.

3. pink in middle as they are going to simmer in the sauce). Be sure to turn them around now and again so they cook evenly.

4. Take the meatballs out and put them on a plate to rest.

5. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan, retaining the bits of meat that are left in the bottom of the pan.

6. Add the rest of the chopped onion and some finally chopped garlic and sauté for a further 2 minutes until golden.

7. Add the 2 tins of chopped tomatoes and a good sprinkling of mixed herbs.

8. Add in the water and crumble in the final stock cube. Season with salt and pepper if required.

9. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens a little.

10. Add the meatballs and mix them well with the tomato sauce. Let them cook for another couple of minutes.

These meatballs are delicious and can be served with some steamed greens such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach or any other of your favourite veg. If you do find yourself craving some pasta or spaghetti you can have them with some ‘miracle noodles’. These little gems are low calorie and low carb which means they are perfect if you are carb conscious and looking to drop a few pounds or maybe even if you’re looking to lose a stone fast. That’s not to say that carbs should be avoided altogether, definitely not. I hope you enjoy this healthy recipe idea for dinner and that you give it a go. Hasta luego.

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