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Albondigas – Low FODMAP Spanish Meatballs

Albondigas - Low FODMAP Spanish meatballs
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Myself and my family love meatballs in any form. Those can be typical Italian meatballs in a tomato sauce or something from my heritage – Polish turkey or pork meatballs in a white parsley or dill sauce. Yum (recipe for Polish ‘pulpety’ here!). But this recipe that I discovered in my Spanish cooking bible: “Spain. The Cookbook” is a connection between both favourites with some additions such as white wine and paprika. Together with fresh parsley, they add specific flavours to this dish.

 

Polish meatballs 'pulpety'
Polish meatballs ‘pulpety’

 

Albondigas – Low FODMAP Spanish Meatballs:

 

  • gluten and lactose free

 

  • sauce is much creamier then standard tomato sauce for meatballs, thanks to covering the meatballs lightly in a gluten free flour.

 

  • freezable

 

  • great with both pasta and mashed potatoes (I know, mashed potatoes are typical English, but I can’t help it, I live in England and all of my family adores them!).

 

“Spanish recipe with a Low FODMAP twist”

 

Albondigas - Low FODMAP Spanish meatballs
Albondigas – Low FODMAP Spanish meatballs

 

This recipe has been approved by a Low FODMAP dietitian, Evelyn Toner.  Find interesting articles about Nutrition, IBS and FODMAP on her blog.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ALBONDIGAS – Low FODMAP SPANISH MEATBALLS:

For the meatballs:

500 g beef mince

 

1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped

 

1 egg, beaten

 

4 tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs

 

3 tbsps white wine

 

1/3 cup gluten free plain flour – for coating the meatballs in

 

Sunflower oil – to fry

 

Salt, pepper

 

4 spring onions, green part only, finely chopped

 

1 tsp paprika

 

For the sauce:

2 tbsp olive oil

 

5 spring onions, green part only, chopped

 

2 ripe tomatoes, rinsed with boiling water, de-skinned and chopped

 

½ a carton of passata

 

1.5 cup of water

 

Salt

 

Spanish meatballs in tomato sauce
Spanish meatballs in tomato sauce

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO PREPARE ALBONDIGAS:

Remove the mince at least an hour before using, so the meat won’t be as cold for your hands.

 

Place the minced beef, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, wine, chopped spring onion, paprika, and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and mix well. Shape the mix into small meatballs, rolling pieces of it with your hands. Lightly coat the balls in the flour.

 

Spanish Albondigas ready for rolling in flour
Spanish Albondigas ready for rolling in flour

 

Heat a drizzle of sunflower oil in the skillet or a large pan. Cook the meatballs in batches until golden brown. Transfer the meatballs into a separate plate for now.

 

Heat a little more oil in the previously used skillet and quickly fry the chopped spring onion greens on a medium heat. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook them, breaking them as you go, for 6-8 minutes.

 

Add passata and 1.5 cups of water and season with salt. Bring the sauce to the boil and add the meatballs. If you feel like the tomato sauce is too chunky, you can blend it first.

 

Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 15-20 minutes and serve, for example with brown rice and a salad or mashed potatoes!

 

 

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Albondigas - Low FODMAP Spanish meatballs

Albondigas - Low FODMAP Spanish Meatballs

Maria K
Myself and my family love meatballs in any form. Those can be typical Italian meatballs in a tomato sauce or something from my heritage - Polish turkey or pork meatballs in a white parsley or dill sauce. Yum (recipe for Polish 'pulpety' here!). But this recipe that I discovered in my Spanish cooking bible: "Spain. The Cookbook" is a connection between both favourites with some additions such as white wine and paprika. Together with fresh parsley, they add specific flavours to this dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 portions

Equipment

  • mixing bowl for mince
  • deep plate for flour
  • non stick deep pan or skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsps white wine
  • 1/3 cup gluten free plain flour – for coating the meatballs in
  • Sunflower oil – to fry
  • Salt pepper
  • 4 spring onions green part only, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 spring onions green part only, chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes rinsed with boiling water, de-skinned and chopped
  • ½ a carton of passata
  • 1.5 cup of water
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Remove the mince at least an hour before using, so the meat won't be as cold for your hands.
  • Place the minced beef, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, wine, chopped spring onion, paprika, and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and mix well. Shape the mix into small meatballs, rolling pieces of it with your hands. Lightly coat the balls in the flour.
  • Heat a drizzle of sunflower oil in the skillet or a large pan. Cook the meatballs in batches until golden brown. Transfer the meatballs into a separate plate for now.
  • Heat a little more oil in the previously used skillet and quickly fry the chopped spring onion greens on a medium heat. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook them, breaking them as you go, for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add passata and 1.5 cups of water and season with salt. Bring the sauce to the boil and add the meatballs. If you feel like the tomato sauce is too chunky, you can blend it first.
  • Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 15-20 minutes and serve, for example with brown rice and a salad or mashed potatoes!
Keyword Albondigas, low fodmap courgette beef meatballs, low fodmap meatballs, spanish meatballs

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