BEEF AND QUINOA MEATBALLS

by Sheryl

A packed of delicious and healthy juicy meatballs for everybody! Even your picky eaters can’t say no to these giant balls of meat and quinoa. Pack with protein, super nutritious, and absolutely delicious! There is no better way to say I love you other than serving your loved ones with a healthy homecooked meal. This is a no-fuss dish that you can make in less than 30 minutes. easy and quick but the result is more than what you’re expecting. Flavorful, satisfying, and hearty. A must try monster meatballs!

INGREDIENTS

1 pound (95-percent) lean ground beef
3/4 cup cooked quinoa (use frozen or cook it from scratch*)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated zucchini
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 egg, lightly beaten

HOW TO MAKE BEEF AND QUINOA MEATBALLS

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 450 degrees F.

Step 2: Use a parchment paper to line a large baking sheet and set aside.

Step 3: Mix the lean ground beef, cooked quinoa, chopped onion, grated carrot, zucchini, ketchup, garlic, soy sauce, ground black pepper, salt, dried oregano, dried thyme, and egg in a large bowl until incorporated.

Step 4: Shape the mixture into 16 pieces of balls and place onto the prepared baking dish.

Step 5: Place inside the oven and roast for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 6: Once done, remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Cook’s note: To cook the quinoa, boil a cup of water in a small pot. Once boiling, pour a half cup of quinoa and cover. Let it simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Set aside for 10 minutes then brush with a fork. Use only 3/4 cup for this recipe and reserve the rest for later use.

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