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Mighty Meatballs Recipe

Try Georgia Harding's delicious Mighty Meatballs recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

These little meatballs are delicious as is or served in lettuce cups or wraps. The mix of protein and a little veg makes them a nourishing and versatile lunchbox meal.

Makes: 20 mini meatballs



  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1–2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • Handful raw kale or spinach leaves (optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp dried or 2 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Personally, I just place vegetable and herb component and slice of bread in food processor and whizz up. I then add this to meat with any other ingredients and mix by squeezing together in my hands.
  4. With wet hands, roll into golf-ball-sized balls and place on baking tray. Throw in oven until browned/cooked through (approx. 15–20 mins).
  5. They can also be barbecued or pan-fried if you prefer.
  6. Tip: For veg-fussy kids, pulverise vegies to paste in food processor rather than grating as they “hide” better this way.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.