Monday, September 14, 2009

Recipe - Tasty Chicken and Vegie Balls

I love making various different types of meatballs using minced lamb, beef, turkey, or chicken.

They're a great way of incorporating vegies into a meal (for those of use who don't like eating our vegies), and they're also a really inexpensive meal for a family.

These tasty chicken and vegie balls can be served with salad, vegies, or chips, and they're also great to use in spaghetti and meatballs - just boil some pasta and make a simple tomato based sauce to go with it.

Ingredients (makes approximately 30 small balls):

250g chicken mince
1 large carrot
1 red capsicum
1 small zuchini
1 medium onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs

  • Put the carrot, capsicum, zuchini and onion through the food processor using the small grater attachment (alternatively just use a hand grater).
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl (except for the breadcrumbs) and combine well.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Check the consistency of the mix - you should be able to roll the mix into balls that don't fall apart. You may need to add more breadcrumbs if the mix is too gluggy.
  • Roll the mixture into little balls (a great job for the kiddies).
  • Shallow fry in some olive oil until cooked through.
  • Eat!


Miss Muggins said...

They look Yummy Cam. And a great vegie disguise for sure. They would also be great as an appetiser with some sweet chilli dipping sauce and some toothpicks.

PaisleyJade said...

Yummy! Your last two posts are making me drool!

One Flew Over said...

Thanks for this!! I always seem to struggle with the kids and vegies!!

Little Diva said...

They look Yummo. Thanks for the recipe - I'll definately be giving those a shot. Christine xo

Beach Vintage said...

I am just on my way home on a plane and was thinking what I was going to cook tonight that would be easy and yummy. Now I know. Many thanks !

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Owww yum, looks like I might have found dinner for tonight! Thanks for posting Cam!

Sandi said...

Mmmm....looks delish Cam. Will have to try this one.

Jennie said...

These look like something both the toddler and the husband would eat. Might have to give it a try!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Yum Cam. It's printed and in my recipe book! Thankyou

Cass said...

They look great. I've just added it to my recipes

Jenny said...

Yum-these sound just right!

Vanessa said...

SOunds yummy !

rebecca said...

Oh Yum! I'm a big meatball fan too! :)

Christy said...

mouthwatering!! can't wait to try your recipe!

Tania said...

You realise you're fast becoming my go-to with weekly meal plan?!

CC said...

I tried out your recipe today and it was a success. Hooray! It's a keeper

Marina said...

Those look delicious (and a great way to get veggies into the meal) - thanks for sharing the recipe.