For a meatball twist, try these delicious squeaky meatballs made with halloumi, a traditional cheese from Cyprus. Serve with salad as a light lunch, or add to a simple tomato sauce and serve with pasta.
If you like spicy dishes, try adding cumin and coriander to the mixture.
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Eggs | Milk
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 500g Minced lamb (5% fat)
- 100g Halloumi cheese (reduced fat)
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 egg yolk
- Black pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- Vegetable oil, to grease baking tray
- Place the minced lamb into a large bowl.
- Grate the halloumi and add to the bowl.
- Peel and grate the carrot, add to the bowl.
- Crack the egg and carefully separate the egg yolk from the white. Add the yolk to the bowl and discard the white.
- Add the herbs and black pepper and mix together well using your hands.
- Divide and shape the mixture into 12 balls.
- Brush a baking tray with a little oil and place meatballs on it.
- Bake for 15 mins at 180 degrees C.
- Check the meatballs are cooked through, and serve.
So thinking about Squeaky Meatballs...
Lamb is an excellent source of protein and rich in minerals (e.g. iron) and the B vitamins. It can also be high in saturated fat so choose leaner cuts where possible.
Halloumi is high in saturated fats and salt. Use small amounts and choose reduced fat options where possible.
per 155g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 836kJ / 200kcal
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