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By: feedingourfamilies.org.nz

A fun change from the usual meatballs and sauce. Stuff tortilla wraps with meatballs and salad for a tasty dinner or serve as bite-sized nibbles with dipping sauces.
  • Prep Time:
    15 min
  • Cook Time:
    30 min
  • Ready In:
    45 min
  • 500 grams minced meat both beef or pork mince work well
  • 1 whole onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce, or tomato paste
  • 1 whole egg lightly beaten
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread made into crumbs
  • 1 whole carrot grated

  • Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl.

  • Shape into balls, using damp clean hands.

  • Bake in the oven. Place meatballs on oven tray or roasting dish. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 180 degrees until cooked through (meatballs are cooked when no longer pink in the middle).

  • Or cook in the microwave. Place a layer of meatballs in a microwave-safe dish with lid, or cover with glad wrap. Cook on HIGH for 2 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Stuff tortilla wraps with meatballs and salad.

  • Or serve as a tasty nibble with dipping sauce.

Dipping sauce ideas:

  • Tomato sauce

  • Sweet chilli sauce

  • Mix plain unsweetened yoghurt with chopped mint and chopped cucumber

  • Mix mashed avocado with plain unsweetened yoghurt

  • Tomato relish or salsa

Tip - to speed up cooking time, cook in the microwave.
Heart Foundation Nelson Budget Services Inc.