Baked Winter Vegetable Meatballs
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A good way to enjoy some winter vegetables. Keep the size small-ish so they are great for little hands to pick up and self-feed OR for cutting practice too. Size does matter for kids - they can be overwhelmed by large meatballs.
Serves: 18 balls
  • 1 cup of grated winter vegetables (eg. ½ a brown onion, 2 brussels sprouts and 1 zucchini)
  • 1 egg (or replace the egg using chia seeds)
  • ½ cup multigrain breadcrumbs
  • 250g beef & pork mince
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 clove of finely chopped garlic
  • olive oil to sautee in
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Preheat your oven to 180oC and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sprinkle a small pinch of salt over the vegetables, mix through with your fingers and squeeze the excess moisture from the vegies.
  3. Sautee the garlic and chopped bacon in olive oil until cooked.
  4. Mix the vegies, breadcrumbs, sauces, mince, egg and bacon mixture together with your hands and form into balls the size of 20c pieces. Set out on the baking tray and put them in the oven for 30 minutes.
Recipe by Play With Food at