Beef Meatballs with Primal Zucchini Spaghetti

Usually we don’t get to have dinner at dinner-time because of the way we work, but we certainly don’t use that as an excuse not to cook a proper meal. On most days we have dinner for lunch, or an early light lunch and a late afternoon dinner. I personally prefer it this way ’cause it means I get to go to bed super early!

This delectable looking dish is an example of one of our afternoon dinners. This meal was a joint effort, myself being in charge of the amazing looking zucchini spaghetti and Kyle being in charge of the meatballs.

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 500g lean mince meat
  • 4 rashers of bacon, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 long sprig fresh oregano, minced
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 a small onion
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup cream (optional) – we forgot to add it
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan

 Zucchini Spaghetti and Sauce

  • 2 medium sized zucchini’s grated into long strips (we used one of these awesome graters), but if your feeling super patient you could probably slice it up too
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum finely diced (optional)
  • 800g tinned diced tomatoes (or fresh)
  • Large handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for cooking

Directions

Meatballs

  1. Finely dice the bacon, onion and herbs and mix into the remaining ingredients
  2. Use your hands to roll the mix into small balls
  3. Cook on the BBQ on high heat for approx 5-7 minutes each side (you can also use a fry pan for cooking)
  4. Check the meatballs are cooked through by cutting into the middle
  5. Once all the meatballs are cooked, leave in a warm oven until ready to serve

Sauce and Spaghetti

  1. Grate the zucchini into long strips and set aside
  2. Chop up the onion and crush the garlic
  3. Heat preferred oil in a large pan and cook the onion until soft
  4. When the onion is soft add the garlic and capsicum
  5. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper and simmer for 2-3 mins
  6. Add the chopped fresh basil and leave to simmer for approx 15 minutes
  7. When you’re ready to serve, add all the zucchini into the sauce and cook for another 2-3 mins

Place a serving of Zucchini spaghetti onto a deep plate or bowl and top with meatballs and a sprig of fresh basil. Delicious!

Questions? Do you like that?

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