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Mini meatballs

Recipe from: 10/16/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 11
Servings 24
Time 25 minutes


  • 125
    red split lentils
  • 400
    topside mince
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 0.50
    small pepper, finely chopped
  • 5
    finely chopped garlic
  • 10
    dried mixed herbs
  • 50
    tomato sauce
  • 1
    egg, lightly whisked
  • 2
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 180
    oat bran or oats


about 40 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
Cook the lentils in boiling water until tender and drain well.
Mix the cooked lentils with the remaining ingredients, adding enough oat bran to form meatballs.
Make 24 meatballs and arrange them on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until done but not dry.
Turn them halfway through the cooking time.
Serve as a snack with sweet chilli sauce or a dip made of equal quantities of low-fat mayonnaise and chutney.
Hint: Use the mixture to make large hamburgers.

Nutritional value per meatball
Fat 2 g; Energy 251 kJ.


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