I harvested several pounds of tomatoes from our garden today and I thought I would whip up a batch of ground sirloin beef flax seed meatballs. The flax seed takes the place of the bread crumbs or panko and add great soluble and insoluble fiber & omega 3′s. My house smells so good… I do love a good meatball.
2 lbs of ground sirloin beef
1/4 cup of ground flax seed
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 yellow onion, diced
1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped
8 basil leaves, chopped or torn
Salt and Pepper
Ground red pepper (about 1 teaspoon)
Italian seasonings (about 1 teaspoon)
In your stand mixer, paddle attached, add all of the ingredients and mix until incorporated. When well-blended, but not over-mixed, make one tiny meatball and set aside.
Over medium flame, add a small amount of olive oil in your sauté pan and let it get hot. Once heated, add the meatball and cook until nicely browned on all sides. Remove, let cool and taste. Check for seasonings… adjust the remaining meat mixture as needed and then cook in batches. Add olive oil as needed. Sauté the meatballs until browned on all sides. Place the finished product on a paper towel lined platter to absorb any extra oil. Serve or add to your favorite sauce and enjoy!