Beef and Cauliflower Meatballs with Zoodles

Makes 6 servings (3 meatballs and 1/2 cup noodles per serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 Tbsp. basil 
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano 
  • 3 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped 
  • ½ cup rolled oats 
  • 1 cup onion, diced 
  • 1 can diced tomato 
  • 3 large zucchini, spiralized  

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350 °F. 
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes. 
  3. Remove pot from heat and strain the cauliflower. Allow the cauliflower to cool.  
  4. Combine beef, egg, 1 tsp. of oregano and basil, and 1 clove of minced garlic in a bowl. 
  5. Sprinkle in oats and allow to sit for 3 minutes.  
  6. Meanwhile, pulse the cooked cauliflower in a food processor until fine. 
  7. Add to meatball mixture and mix well. 
  8. Form into 18 ball shapes and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  9. Bake for 10 minutes. 
  10. Meanwhile, combine onion, the rest of the garlic, oregano and basil along with the diced tomato into a sauce pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  11. When the meatballs are done, remove from oven and add to sauce pot. 
  12. In another pot, bring water to a boil. Add the zucchini and cook for 4 minutes. 
  13. Remove zoodles and top with sauce and three meatballs per serving.  
  14. Serve and enjoy! 

 

Nutritional analysis per serving: 263 calories, 10 g fat, 25 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate (13 g available carbohydrate), 4 g fibre, 89 mg sodium 

My Viva Servings: 0 grain, 3 protein, 3 vegetable, 0 fruit, 0 fat, 0 dairy