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Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

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Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado

  • Freezable (without avocado)
  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal376
low infat11g
saturates2g
carbs23g
sugars8g
fibre10g
protein42g
salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 large yellow pepper, quartered, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 tsp chipotle chilli paste
  • 300ml reduced-salt chicken stock
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 400g can black beans or red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped
  • juice ½ lime

For the meatballs

  • 500g pack turkey breast mince
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • small bunch coriander, chopped, stalks and leaves kept separate
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    First make the meatballs. Tip the mince into a bowl, add the oats, spring onions, spices and the coriander stalks, then lightly knead the ingredients together until well mixed. Shape into 12 ping-pong- sized balls. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the meatballs and cook, turning them frequently, until golden. Remove from the pan.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the onion and garlic into the pan with the pepper and stir-fry until softened. Stir in the cumin and chilli paste, then pour in the stock. Return the meatballs to the pan and cook, covered, over a low heat for 10 mins. Stir in the tomatoes and beans, and cook, uncovered, for a few mins more. Toss the avocado chunks in the lime juice and serve the meatballs topped with the avocado and coriander leaves.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2014

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