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Easy Anytime Beef Meatballs

Story: Health Tip - Iron
Episode: 8
Presenter: Julie Meek
Air Date: 17 October 2021

Having a balanced and nutritional diet is vital for overall wellbeing. Julie shares a simple & mouth-watering recipe that will help boost the iron consumption in your diet.

  • Iron is a very important nutrient for our health and well-being. It carries oxygen around our bloodstream.
  • Iron in food is found in two forms – ‘haem’ iron which is found in animal foods and ‘non-haem’ iron which is found in plant foods.
  • The best and most available source of iron is beef.
  • Beef is a complete protein and contains zinc and other vitamins and minerals.

Easy Anytime Beef Meatballs (Serves 4)

500g Beef Mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 160 – 180C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Roll the mixture into about 20 small balls and place onto baking tray.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy solo or with your favourite dipping sauce for a delicious snack or use as the base with passata for the perfect pasta dish.