Meat and Lentil Meatballs

with Bell Peppers
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Meat and Lentil Meatballs

Meat and Lentil Meatballs - Reinterpretation of popular meatballs: With more bite and spice

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Health Score:
92 / 100
45 min.
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
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Nutritional values

One serving provides one and a half times the daily amount of vitamin C recommended by nutritionists. This is how we boost our immune system by increasing the activity of the defence cells. Connective and bone tissue also benefit from the water-soluble vitamin.

You can season the mince with curry powder if you don't like cumin, and instead of Ajwar just use ketchup if you don't want to buy a whole glass because of 2 tablespoons.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie297 cal.(14 %)
Protein22 g(22 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates28 g(19 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage12.5 g(42 %)
Vitamin A0.5 mg(63 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E7.2 mg(60 %)
Vitamin K95.6 μg(159 %)
Vitamin B₁0.5 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin7.4 mg(62 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate140 μg(47 %)
Pantothenic acid1.5 mg(25 %)
Biotin14.3 μg(32 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.3 μg(43 %)
Vitamin C166 mg(175 %)
Potassium944 mg(24 %)
Calcium87 mg(9 %)
Magnesium100 mg(33 %)
Iron6 mg(40 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc3.11 mg(39 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.2 g
Uric acid164 mg
Cholesterol82 mg
Complete sugar11 g
Development of this recipe:


1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 ¼ cups Vegetable broth
5 ozs Red lentils
2 small red Bell pepper (a 150 grams)
2 small yellow Bell pepper (a 150 grams)
2 little green Bell pepper (about 150 grams)
1 Zucchini (about 250 grams)
5 ozs mixed Ground meat
1 egg
1 pinch ground Cumin
ground paprika (hot)
2 Tbsps Ajvar
½ bunch Chives
1 Tbsp Tomato paste
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Tomato pasteChivesoniongarlic cloveZucchiniegg

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Bowl, 1 Hand mixer (with dough hook), 1 large Skillet (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 wide Pot

Preparation steps

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 1

Peel onion, halve and cut into small dice. Peel and chop garlic.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 2

Boil 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) vegetable stock in a pot. Add lentils, onion and garlic, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes over low heat. Then, remove lid and continue to cook until the broth has evaporated. Allow to cool.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 3

Meanwhile, halve the bell peppers, remove seeds, rinse and cut into long strips. Rinse zucchini, trim and cut into about 5 cm (approximately 2-inch) long strips.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 4

Mix ground meat, egg and cooled lentils in a bowl with the dough hook of a hand mixer. Season with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 5

With moistened hands shape mixture into12 equal balls. Bring a wide pot of salted water to a boil and cook the meatballs in the barely boiling water over very low heat for about 10 minutes.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 6

Boil remaining vegetable broth in a large, deep skillet. Add bell peppers, cover and cook for 8 minutes.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 7

Add zucchini strips and ajwar and cook covered for another 5 minutes.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 8

Meanwhile, rinse the chives, shake dry and cut into small rings.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 9

Stir tomato paste into the bell peppers. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Fold in chives and place on a platter.

Meat and Lentil Meatballs preparation step 10

Take the meatballs from the pot with a slotted spoon and allow to drain. Serve on the peppers.