I feel like I must have a thing with ugly food at the moment. First this Healthy Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe and now meatballs..... I mean, there's not really anything attractive about a meatball, is there?
I almost wasn't going to share this recipe as I wasn't happy with the pictures, however, when I realised I've been making this recipe at least once a week for the last two months, I knew I had to share it with you ASAP.
Whilst these meatballs may not be pretty and they may not be fancy - they're stupidly, ridiculously delicious.
Regardless of whether you make them with chicken breast mince or turkey breast mince, these meatballs are jam packed with flavour whilst also being gluten free, low fat, high protein, low carb and even paleo/grain free - so what more could you want?!
I've been eating them with EVERYTHING! On top of brown rice and lentils with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, on their own as a snack, with soup, on top of spaghetti (allllllllll covereeeeeeeeeeeed with cheeeeeeeeeeeseeeee - name that song), in sandwiches - you name it. I'm obsessed and can't stop making them - and I bet you'll find yourself in the same situation!
So let me share the recipe with you! >>
Baked Greek Style Chicken (or turkey) Meatballs Recipe makes around 24 meatballs
low fat, gluten free, high protein, clean eating friendly, low carb, paleo option
~500g/1.1 lbs chicken breast mince or turkey breast mince*
2 tsp (~10g) crushed garlic
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/3 cup (30g) gluten free quick oats** (see notes for substitutions + paleo option)
Salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven to 190C/375F
- Line two baking sheets with baking paper and set aside.
- Mix all of your ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
- Using about a tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll your mix into meatballs and place them onto your prepared trays. The mix will be a little wet, however, should easily roll into balls (if needed, add a little extra oats/dry ingredients substitution from below).
- Once all of your meatballs are rolled, place your baking sheets into the oven and bake your meatballs for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
- About 10 minutes into your cooking time, turn your meatballs over to allow them to brown on the other side.
- Cooking times will vary depending on the size of your meatballs so keep an eye on them and check they're cooked through by breaking one open if necessary.
*You can also use lamb/pork/beef mince, depending on your tastes and what you have available!
**Find out more about oats on a gluten free diet. If you can't tolerate oats/don't like them, feel free to substitute the same amount of quinoa flakes or gluten free breadcrumbs (or regular breadcrumbs if you don't need them gluten free). For a paleo option, you can use 1/3 cup almond meal or 2-3 tbsp coconut flour to bind your meatballs together.
But tell me, what's one recipe/food you've found yourself making over and over again lately?