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Beef and quinoa meatballs

Keep energy and concentration levels high with these nutrient rich meatballs.

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Ingredients

1 cup water

1/2 cup quinoa

500g premium beef mince

1 brown onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 cup button mushrooms, roughly chopped

1 egg

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

1 tbsp rice bran oil to fry

Method

To cook the quinoa: rinse the quinoa thoroughly.

In a medium saucepan bring thewater and quinoa to a boil. Cover, reduce the temperature to a simmer and cook for10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the saucepan to sit for a further 4 minutes.Fluff the quinoa with a fork and then allow to cool.

Using a food processor combine the beef, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Pulse untilthoroughly combined and scoop into a bowl.

Stir through the egg, cooked quinoa, and mustard. Use your hands to thoroughlymix the ingredients together. Shape into small teaspoon-sized balls and set aside.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the balls in batches and turnto brown all over. Once cooked through, remove from the pan and freezeseparately.

Main ingredient:
Beef
Occasion:
Family meals

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