This dish was one of our favourites during our 21-day Kick Start Program. We made our healthy zucchini noodles with Tomato Sauce and Grass-fed Beef Meatballs
Go ahead and give it a try.
Grass-fed Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce on Spiralized Zucchini Noodles
- 5 tbsp EVOO
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-6 ounce can of organic tomato paste
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 medium-sized carrot, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 zucchinis – one and a half spiralized, other remaining half chopped
- 1- 26 ounce can of crushed organic tomatoes
- 1 package of Beef Boned Broth, thawed
- 5 brown mushrooms, sliced
- 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 1 package of grass-fed and grass-finished beef meatballs from your favourite health food grocer!!
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup parsley as garnish
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – amount to your liking
Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a deep pan on medium heat and add garlic and stir for one minute. Put the tomato paste and onion, stirring until the onions become more translucent (about 5 minutes) then add the carrots, bell pepper, and the chopped portion of the zucchini until browned. Get the can of crushed tomatoes, Boned Broth, mushrooms, spinach and red wine then add them in. Stir well, then add the oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper.
While bringing to a simmer, fry the meatballs. In a separate skillet, add 3 tbsp of EVOO and bring to medium heat then put the meatballs, sear on all sides, and let cook for 10 minutes. We purchased pre-made and spiced meatballs, so we didn’t’ have to add anything to the meat. Of course, if you choose to make your own, your favourite meatball recipe will do!
Once the sauce has been brought to a simmer, reduce heat and add the meatballs then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. You can add more salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Spiralize 1.5 zucchinis and let sit on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture. We don’t cook or heat my noodles because they can get really soggy.
Portion zucchini noodles into bowls and ladle sauce over top to heat the noodles and garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
ENJOY our Grass-fed Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce on Zucchini Noodles !!