Turkey meatballs & sweet potato and broccoli

Course Lunch/Dinners
Servings 4



  • 500g (1 lbs. 1.6 oz.) lean turkey mince (options: lean chicken or pork mince)
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup (65g/2.4 oz.) ground flaxseed (linseed)
  • 1-2 tbsp. paprika, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of dried basil, or to taste
  • 1 roma tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Sweet Potato Mash (serves 2)

  • 300g (10.6 oz.) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • Unsweetened almond milk, as required
  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Broccoli (serves 2)

  • 2 cups of broccoli


  • Combine the beef mince, carrot, onion, egg, garlic, ground flaxseed, tomatoes and spices in a bowl.
  • Mix well by using your hands.
  • Form the beef mince into 8 rissoles and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add some oil to a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the rissoles and cook them for a 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  • Place the sweet potato in a pot and add water.
  • Place over medium to high heat and boil until the sweet potato has softened.
  • Drain the sweet potato and place in a bowl with a small amount of almond milk, garlic and spices.
  • Mash the sweet potato until desired consistency is achieved. Note: You may need to add more almond milk.
  • Steam broccoli in a steamer until bright green and tender.
  • Serve the turkey meatballs with half the sweet potato mash and steamed brocoli.


Bring the rest of the sweet potato mash, green beans and one serve of meatballs for lunch in 2 days. Place the other two serves of meatballs in the freezer for use week 3 or when short of time.
Keyword Plant Based for Meat Eaters
Lisa Barwise

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