Monday, August 12, 2019


You guys, I am SO IN LOVE with this meal! Browned pork filled with warm spices, a medley of roasted vegetables with caramelized edges, and a bed of warm rice makes a fabulously properly rounded meal that's a right candidate for meal prepping. These Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are my new easy-peasy wholesome prep for the week!


Beef Kofta Meatballs and Roasted Vegetables on a stoneware plate with rice and a black fork.
You have a number of techniques with this meal. I extremely mean tailoring the vegetable alternative to what you've got accessible for a nice rate on your enviornment on the time. Some different vegetables that work properly for roasting are eggplant, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Whichever vegetables you choose, attempt to get a differ of color.


I positioned my meatballs and roasted vegetables over a bed of rice simply due to the fact I loooove rice, but should you desire to pass a low carb route you possibly can position them over some spinach or child greens. If you’re the kind that likes your food saucy, you possibly can do a fundamental yogurt dill sauce, just like the only in my Greek Chicken Wraps, or my noted Lemon Tahini Dressing, which could be in my Mediterranean Farro Salad recipe.

 Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are the right well-rounded fundamental dinner or meal prep to maintain you fed and glad during the week.
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Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are the right well-rounded fundamental dinner or meal prep to maintain you fed and glad during the week.
TOTAL COST: $10.99 recipe / $2.75 serving
 PREP TIME: 15 mins
 COOK TIME: 40 mins
 TOTAL TIME: 55 mins


1 zucchini ($0.84)
1 yellow squash ($0.58)
1 pint grape tomatoes ($1.89)
3/4 red onion ($0.48)
2 Tbsp olive oil ($0.26)
1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
1/2 tsp dried oregano ($0.05)
salt & pepper ($0.05)


1 lb. flooring pork ($5.29)
2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
1/4 red onion, minced ($0.16)
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped ($0.11)
1/2 tsp dried oregano ($0.05)
1/4 tsp cumin ($0.03)
1/8 tsp cinnamon ($0.02)
1/8 tsp cloves ($0.02)
3/4 tsp salt ($0.03)
2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.08)
4 cups cooked rice ($0.76)
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped, for garnish ($0.11)


Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Dice the zucchini and yellow squash. Reserve 1/4 of the red onion for the meatballs and cut the last 3/4 into 1-inch slices. Place the chopped zucchini, squash, onion, and grape tomatoes on a big baking sheet.

Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables, then upload the garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Use your fingers to toss the vegetables within the oil and spices till they're frivolously coated. Spread the vegetables out frivolously over the baking sheet, then move them to the oven.

Roast the vegetables within the oven for 40 minutes, or till they're wilted and browned on the edges, stirring as soon as half method through.

While the vegetables are roasting, practice the meatballs. Mince the last 1/4 red onion. Add the flooring beef, red onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, oregano, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, and salt to a bowl. Mix the ingredients collectively till they're properly combined.

Shape the meat combination into 16 ping pong sized meatballs. This is a nice time to start cooking your rice so that it is achieved on the similar time simply due to the fact the meatballs and vegetables.

Heat a big non-stick or solid iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, 1 Tbsp cooking oil and swirl to coat the floor of the skillet. Add half of the meatballs and practice dinner on every aspect till properly browned (about 7 minutes total). Be cautious as you switch the meatballs, as they could be fairly delicate. If it is easier, you possibly can flatten them into mini patty shapes. Transfer the cooked meatballs to a blank plate, upload extra oil to the skillet, and practice dinner the moment batch within the similar manner.

Once the meatballs are cooked and the vegetables have achieved roasting, it is time to gather the meal. Place about 1 cup cooked rice on every plate or container, upload 1/4 of the roasted vegetables, then ideal with 4 of the meat kofta meatballs. Top with just a bit extra chopped parsley and enjoy!source