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Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs in Marinara sauce +9M
  • 1 head broccoli. Florets only
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 sweet Italian Sausages
  • 1 lb organic ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • pinch salt (skip for babies under 12 months)
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes chopped OR
  • 2 cups tomato sauce + 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  1. Rinse the quinoa very well under running water to remove any debris. 

  2. Place the quinoa in a saucepan with the water, bring to boil, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 12 min.

  3. Clean the broccoli florets and steam them for 10 min.

  4. In a food processor blend the steamed broccoli with the cooked quinoa and the garlic to obtain a grainy consistency.

  5. Transfer the quinoa/broccoli mix in a big bowl. Add the ground beef, the sausages and the turmeric. Combine everything together very well. 

  6. Create small meatballs. One meatball = one tablespoon of mix.

  7. In a large pan add 4 tablespoons of Extra Vigin Olive Oil, heat for 1 min and than add the meatballs. Cook them at medium heat for 5 minutes to brown them nicely on all sides.

  8. Reduce the heat to minimum and add the fresh tomatoes OR the tomato sauce + water. Adjust with a pinch of salt (skip the salt if you are cooking for a baby under 12 months. Cover and simmer for 15 min turning the meatballs few times.