Beef Meatballs


500g lean beef mince

1 garlic cloves, finely diced

1 medium brown onion, finely diced

2 tablespoons basil pesto

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 small zucchini, grated, moisture squeezed out

¼ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs

1 x egg

Salt & pepper

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2.5 cups pasta sauce of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix the beef mince, garlic, onion, pesto, parsley, zucchini, flour, bread crumbs and seasoning until well combined
  3. Form the mixture into twelve meatballs and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray to prevent the meatballs from sticking
  4. Bake the meatballs for approximately 30 minutes at 180 degrees
  5. Pour the pasta sauce in a large non-stick pan and gently warm up over medium heat. Add the meatballs and allow to simmer in the sauce for 5-10 minutes
  6. Serve the meatballs over zucchini noodles or pasta of choice


Nicole Saliba