Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

globalmovie     29 Apr,2016         No Comment

Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado
1 red onion, halved and sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 large yellow pepper, quartered, deseeded and diced
1 tsp ground cumin
2-3 tsp chipotle chilli paste
300ml reduced-salt chicken stock
400g can cherry tomatoes
400g can black beans or red kidney beans, drained
1 avocado
, stoned, peeled and chopped
juice ½ lime
For the meatballs
500g pack turkey breast mince
50g porridge oats
2 spring onions
, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp coriander
small bunch coriander, chopped, stalks and leaves kept separate
1 tsp rapeseed oil

First make the meatballs. Tip the mince into a bowl, add the oats, spring onions, spices and the coriander stalks, then lightly knead the ingredients together until well mixed. Shape into 12 ping-pong- sized balls. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the meatballs and cook, turning them frequently, until golden. Remove from the pan.
Tip the onion and garlic into the pan with the pepper and stir-fry until softened. Stir in the cumin and chilli paste, then pour in the stock. Return the meatballs to the pan and cook, covered, over a low heat for 10 mins. Stir in the tomatoes and beans, and cook, uncovered, for a few mins more. Toss the avocado chunks in the lime juice and serve the meatballs topped with the avocado and coriander leaves.

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