Beef and quinoa meatballs
Keep energy and concentration levels high with these nutrient rich meatballs.
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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 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp rice bran oil to fry
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.