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Beef and Veggie Meatballs

Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free

Meatballs are a fantastic way to get children to eat vegetables they might normally refuse. These meatballs contain carrot, zucchini, onion and an apple for added sweetness. Kids often enjoy sweet sauces with their meat dishes. Rather than adding processed ones, try serving with Wholesome Child’s home-made tomato sauce.



1 carrot, grated
2 zucchinis, grated
1 onion, finely sliced
1 apple, cored and grated
500g beef mince
2 tsp Italian mixed herbs
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 egg
5 tbsp rice breadcrumbs or wholemeal flour
Coconut oil or avocado oil
Salt and pepper
1. Place onion, garlic, carrot, zucchini and apple in processor and process together.
2. In a separate bowl add mince – break apart if necessary using a mallet.
3. Add mince to the vegetables and process together.
4. Add egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, Italian mixed herbs and process until a smooth consistency is reached.
5. Roll mixture  into small meatballs and place on a baking tray.
6. If Baking: Preheat oven to 180ºC, place meatballs on a baking tray and bake for 30min for small meatballs and approx 45min for larger meatballs.
7. If Pan Frying: Heat oil in large pan and fry for approx 6-8min on each side, check to see if cooked all the way through.

To serve, add mashed sweet potato, noodles or rice.

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