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Beef & Quinoa Balls w Satay Sauce

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Beef & Quinoa Balls w Satay Sauce

Beef & Quinoa Balls w Satay Sauce
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Serves: Serves 5
  • 500gm premium beef mince
  • ½ c quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 t ground cumin powder
  • 1 t ground coriander powder
  • 1 t sweet paprika
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 2 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 T tamari soy sauce
  • 2 T tomato sauce
  • ½ c parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into slices
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into thin slices
  • 1 red pepper, cut into small pieces
  • 1 c broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 c cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T tamari soy sauce
  • ½ t salt
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • ½ T multi-purpose oil
Satay Sauce
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 t fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 T peanut butter (or tahini paste if nut free)
  • 4 T tamari soy sauce
  • 4 T coconut sugar
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • ½ c water
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C fanbake.
  2. Add the quinoa and 1 cup of water to a pot, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredients and mix well (or mix in a food processor). Shape into small balls. Place on a tray lined with a baking sheet or baking paper and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs are cooking, combine all the satay ingredients in a medium pot and gently heat. Stir until well combined and the peanut butter melted. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  5. While the satay sauce is cooking, heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat, add the vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the honey, soy sauce and salt and pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes until tender, but still crunchy.
  6. Serve immediately with the meatballs on the top and the satay sauce poured over or on the side.

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:32+13:00 June 19th, 2016|Beef, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mains, Nut Free|0 Comments

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