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Thursday 16 November 2017

Pork and Apple Meatballs : serve with a lower carb mash

Ready in just over forty minutes, this recipe suggestion makes a good mid-week or Saturday night dish! Yes, you could serve it with mashed potatoes but why not have a lower carb mash like swede (rutabaga) or cauliflower!

Serves Four
1.5 tbsp. olive oil
0.5 onion, peeled and finely chopped
500 g ground/minced pork
2 tbsp. Bramley apple sauce
1 tbsp. fresh sage, washed and chopped
50 g breadcrumbs
400 g savoy cabbage washed and chopped
70 ml soured cream
1 tbsp. corn-flour mixed with cold water
150 ml beef stock

Serving suggestions:
Swede (Rutabaga), mashed 
Cauliflower, mashed 
2 tbsp. cranberry sauce

1. Prepare the mash of your choice e.g. swede or cauliflower
2. In a large frying pan, heat half a tablespoon of olive oil and cook the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Transfer the onion to a large bowl, add the mince, apple sauce, sage and breadcrumbs. Season with freshly ground black pepper and mix together until well combined.
3. Shape the mince into 12 balls. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning, until cooked through with no pink remaining. Remove from the pan, set aside and keep warm.
4. Stir-fry the cabbage for 2 minutes in the frying pan.
5. Make the sauce: heat the soured cream in a small pan and stir through the corn-flour mixture. Slowly add the beef stock and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.
6. Serve the mash of your choice with the meatballs, cabbage and cranberry sauce, then pour over the sauce.
From an original idea here

The savoy cabbage is a classic vegetable - its attractive deep green colouring and crinkly leaves have ensured its popularity has never waned. What makes it even better is that when cooked it doesn’t emit the usual odour associated with overcooked cabbage. Savoy cabbages are at their peak from October through to February. They should have deep green, crisp outer leaves, becoming lighter towards the core. The leaves should be tightly packed together, and the overall cabbage should feel heavy for their size. Read more about this cabbage

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...this one sounds great.

Mac n' Janet said...

This sounds delicious and will go in my recipe file.

Ygraine said...

Wow...these sound so delicious!
Will definitely give them a try.
Thank you so much.:))

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful on a cold night. Interesting too.

Jo said...

What a wonderful dish, it's a long time since I've had meatballs.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although I won't be trying this recipe, I want to thank you and Eddie for leading the way in low carb diets. So glad to read Eddie's last post and how far the UK diabetes diet mongers have come. Sometimes being ahead of the curve counts a LOT.

William Kendall said...

It sounds delicious!

Sandy said...

Not only for you, but attractive, too!

Elephant's Child said...

I hadn't realised that the 'cabbage smell' isn't a part of the Savoy. Thank you.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds really good and not a combination that I would have thought of.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds so good! Hugs, Valerie

happyone said...

Oh that is different and sounds very good.

JFM said...

Sounds so tasty that it is making my mouth water!!!

Hugs 💮

Margaret D said...

That looks delicious and sounds so.

Conniecrafter said...

another very interesting sounding recipe. It would be nice that it wouldn't stink up the house like cooked cabbage does, my hubby loves the smell but I could live without it smelling up my house :)

Lisabella Russo said...

The savory cabbage looks beautiful! I wonder if I've seen them around here...

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you for all the information! Sounds so good! Big Hugs!

Lisa said...

Meatballs are a firm favourite here, not sure I could them to eat the cabbage.
Lisa x