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Pork and Fennel Quinoa Meatballs



Pork and Fennel Quinoa Meatballs

  • 1 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 500 g pork mince
  • 70 g quinoa
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot, quartered
  • 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 400 g can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoons Vegetable stock paste
  • 200 g water
  • 100 g Firm Feta Cheese, cut into 1 to 2 cm cubes
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
  • 7
  • 8
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      TM 5
      If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
      For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Add the fennela and cumin seeds to the bowl and toast 3 minutes, varoma temp, speed 2, MC off. Cool to about 60°C then mill speed 10, 20 seconds, MC on.
    2. Add the pork mince and quinoa to the mixing bowl and season. Mix speed 4, 6 seconds.
    3. Take a dessertspoon full of mixture and roll into a ball. Press into a disc shape and place a cube of feta on it. Bring the pork mince up over the feta. Repeat this until all pork is used. Place the meatbls in the simmering basket and set aside.
    4. Without washing the mixing bowl add the onion and garlic and chop 3 seconds, speed 6. Scrape down the bowl and add the carrot and zucchini. Chop for 3 seconds, speed 6. Scrape down the bowl and add the oil. Cook 3 minutes, 100°C, speed 1.
    5. Add the tomates, stock and water to the bowl and put the simmering basket in place.
    6. Cook for 10 minutes, 100°C, speed 3, MC off.
    7. Gently stir the meatballs and cook for a further 10 minutes, 100°C, speed 3, MC off.
    8. Put the meatballs in a thermoserver and pour the sauce over the top.

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Serve with cauliflower puree or mashed potato and steamed veges.
Also good with cubes of mozarella in the centre.

Adapted for Thermomix from Taste magazine.

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