Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

This is a lovely spin on traditional meatballs with a little Mexican flare, and the added nutrition and taste of kidney or cannellini beans.

CAL P/SERVE
451
kJ P/SERVE
1890
FAT P/SERVE
17.7g
CARBS P/SERVE
21g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
46.4g
SUGAR P/SERVE
13.3g
SODIUM P/SERVE
876g
FAT
%
3.4%
ENERGY RDI%
21.7%

With this versatile recipe, you have the option to serve the meatballs with a little cooked rice, about ½ cup per person, a drizzle a little light sour cream or even a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Ingredients

  • 250g beef mince, lean
  • 1 tsp. coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp. cumin, ground
  • 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tsp. sugar, brown
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 can tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can red kidney or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of chilli to taste
  • 2 tsp. fajita seasoning mix (or taco mix)
  • ½ chorizo, sliced

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl place beef, 1 clove crushed garlic, ground coriander and cumin then season with salt and pepper. Grate 1 tbsp. of your onion into meat mixture. Mix until all incorporated.
  2. Roll into meatballs. Heat a non-stick fry pan with cooking spray and cook your meatballs until browned on the outside. Take off and place onto a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same pan cook your sliced chorizo for a minute on each side then add the onion, stir frying for a few minutes until softened.
  4. Add tomatoes, water, chilli, fajita seasoning mix, chilli, beans and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Simmer for a couple of minutes then add your meatballs to sauce and place lid on the pan. Should be cooked in around 10-15 on low heat.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 2 Serving size:511g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1890 kJ 370 kJ
  451 Cal 88 Cal
Protein 46.4 g 9.1 g
Fat, total 17.7 g 3.5 g
- saturated 7.1 g 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 21 g 4.1 g
- sugars 13.3 g 2.6 g
Sodium 876 mg 171 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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