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meatballs with zucchini "spaghetti"

Recipe by
Amanda P

I've made this with and without the Worcestershire Sauce and I've also added some Ras Al Hanut which gave it a hint of Morocco but you could equally add curry flavours. It started out when I was looking for recipes fro low carb ..the family were having burgers and I wanted to have it but couldn't have the bun I used the burger to make my meatballs and switched the onion for leek as that is lower carb than onions. I'd just got the Spirooli so the spaghetti was a no brainer :)

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For meatballs with zucchini "spaghetti"

  • 4 oz
    ground beef
  • 1 sm
  • dash
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 can
    tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid
  • mushrooms
  • 1 dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1
  • herbs,spices (optional)

How To Make meatballs with zucchini "spaghetti"

  • 1
    Preparation: - Chop the Leeks so they are like a small dice - Chop the mushrooms in half - If you have a spiral vegetable cutter then make the Zucchini into spaghetti. If you don't then use a peeler to make ribbons (they can can be sliced to make strips if you want to or be left as ribbons).
  • 2
    In a frying pan / skillet - saute the Leeks until soft and translucent but not brown. Remove them from the heat.
  • 3
    Put a quarter of the cooked leeks into a bowl big enough to mix it with the ground beef and a little salt and pepper if wanted). **At this point you can add mixed herbs or any other spice blends you would like in a meatball.** Divide into balls about the size of a small marble (so they cook quickly)
  • 4
    Add the Mushrooms to the leeks in the pan along with the meatballs and cook until browned
  • 5
    Add the chopped tomatoes cook for about 10 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. At this point you can add the Worcestershire sauce and a herb or spice blend if you would like.
  • 6
    Add the Zucchini "Spaghetti" or ribbons and continue to cook until these have softened (depending on which you use it will be around 5 minutes)