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Pork Meatballs

Tags: recipes , low fat

Nutritional Info
Calories226 kcal
Fat5g
Saturates1g
Total Sugar13g

Low in carbs pork meatballs recipe...

pork-meatballs

While there is no need to banish carbohydrates while trying to lose weight, it is sensible to reduce the amount you eat, either by reducing your portion size or only eating them once or twice a day. This meatball recipe is low in carbs and instead provides plenty of satisfying protein and vegetables. Dishes like this can help to control your appetite as there is a smaller insulin response after eating them which keeps your blood sugar levels more stable.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 300g lean pork mince (or turkey mince)
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • Pinch of oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Oil for spraying
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 200ml water
  • Chilli flakes to taste
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g spinach, steamed
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Method

Place mince in a bowl with onion, garlic, carrot, oregano, egg and salt and pepper. Mix well and shape into 12 small meatballs. Spray a large pan with oil and fry over a medium heat until gently browned – about 4 minutes – and set aside. For the sauce, spray the same pan with oil and fry onion until softened; add garlic, and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, pepper, puree, sugar and water, plus chilli flakes and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Simmer till reduced and glossy. Add meatballs and oregano, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with plenty of steamed spinach, dressed with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of nutmeg, and season.

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