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Nutritional Notes:

Cheesy Meatballs with Vegetables provides a high level of soluble fibre from vegetables. This fibre has health benefits related to blood glucose and cholesterol control. Cheesy meatballs scores an "Eat Regularly" 82 out of 100 and receives an extra tick for the 9.2 grams of vegetable fibres

Cheesy Meatballs with Steamed Vegetables

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 500 grams lean beef mince
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 Egg
  • 500 grams fresh tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 100 grams tasty cheese
  • 1/4 cup of plain flour
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 corn cobs
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2 small potatos
  • 4 broccoli stalks


  • Dice onion and basil. Add to mince, egg and flour in a mixing bowl. Create small balls from mixture
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add meatballs and cook until brown rotating every few minutes. Set aside
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil along with diced zucchini, carrot and celery to a pan. Cook for 5 minutes until celery softens. Add tomatoes, 1 cup of water and beef stock cubes. Add meatballs and simmer for 25 minutes
  • Meanwhile peal and dice vegetables. Steam for 20 minutes until cooked
  • Add grated cheese
  • Serve along with vegetables

Image source and recipe adapted from,high-fibre

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