Mediterranean meatballs with a twist
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Mediterranean Meatballs With A Twist

An unconventional yet very nutritious twist to your regular meatball dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy, healthy meal, quick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 568kcal
Author Eva Burg

Ingredients

Rice

Meatballs

  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 anchovies
  • 1 onion
  • 2 slices sandwich bread gluten-free
  • 1/3 cups water
  • 17.5 oz organic minced beef
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Pepper-Olive-Sauce

  • 3 peppers red, yellow and green
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cube gluten-free vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 twigs of parsley
  • 3.5 oz black olives
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

Rice

  • Use a medium-sized saucepan with a lid to bring the water to boil, add rice and salt and simmer until all the water has evaporated.

Meatballs

  • Meantime put almonds, garlic and anchovies into a blender or food processor and pulse until they form a paste.
  • Quarter the sandwich bread and onions, add them to the paste and pulse again until combined.
  • Fill the paste into a big bowl and add 1-3 cup of water, the minced beef, egg, mustard, salt and pepper, mix well.
  • Wetten your hand and form about 18 meatballs.
  • Heat up the oil in a big pan and fry the meatballs until they are well done.

Pepper-Olive-Sauce

  • Chop the deseeded peppers into small pieces.
  • Heat up the butter, flour and milk in a small saucepan and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Dissolve the vegetable stock cube in the water and add it along with salt and pepper, let simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  • Meantime chop up the parsley and olives, add them together with the lemon juice to the sauce. Let simmer for another minute and serve straight away.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 2093mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 4.4mg