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Easy and Healthy-ier Beef Meatballs with Different Sauces

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I have started watching what goes into my food, so I've begun making my food from scratch.

Beef Meatballs with Pasta

Beef Meatballs with Pasta

I love making quick, easy, delicious and healthy dishes. In this way I save time without sacrificing nutrition and taste. This is why, I am always in search of such kind of recipes.

I went to a furniture store recently and brought home not only home stuff but also some meatballs. Everyone loved it at home. So, I decided to make my own healthier version. This meatball recipe is also great if you want to sneak in more vegetables for your children.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 k ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 cup broccoli, grated
  • 1 cup squash, grated
  • 1 piece medium egg
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • to taste Worcestershire sauce
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. I use a turbo oven at home.
  2. Line a baking pan with baking paper.
  3. Mince the onion.
  4. Grate the broccoli and squash.
  5. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Form the mixture into balls (I made 9 balls total).
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.
  8. Enjoy with your favorite sauce!
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Enjoy Meatballs with Different Sauces

I had fun at home preparing different sauces for these meatballs. I particularly love it with homemade tomato pasta sauce and the Swedish meatball sauce.
Below are some of the sauces you can do at home.

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Spaghetti Tomato Sauce

Swedish Meatball Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Mushroom Gravy Sauce

Simple Gravy Sauce

Curry Sauce

Meatball Sub Sandwich

Talking about versatility, I also made a meatball sub sandwich with my first batch of homemade meatballs. Kids and adults alike cleaned up their plates in no time.

How to Assemble a Meatball Sub Sandwich

Healthy and Tasty Tips

  1. For the pasta dish, use pasta made of vegetables. I normally get what is called 'vegeroni.' You can see it in the cover image of this article.
  2. I chose to bake my meatballs instead of frying them because it is easier to make a big batch and is healthier.
  3. For the sweet and sour sauce, I added some vegetables to it like red and green bell peppers, pineapple chunks and carrots. Make sure to add vegetables that cook fast.
  4. You can also add some fast-cooking vegetables in the curry sauce.
  5. For the mushroom gravy sauce, I added more mushrooms than what was required in the recipe.

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