Meatballs with Zucchini "Spaghetti"

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 :)

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15 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


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

How to Make Meatballs with Zucchini "Spaghetti"


  • 1Preparation:
    - 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).
  • 2In a frying pan / skillet - saute the Leeks until soft and translucent but not brown. Remove them from the heat.
  • 3Put 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)
  • 4Add the Mushrooms to the leeks in the pan along with the meatballs and cook until browned
  • 5Add 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.
  • 6Add the Zucchini "Spaghetti" or ribbons and continue to cook until these have softened (depending on which you use it will be around 5 minutes)

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About Meatballs with Zucchini "Spaghetti"

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy