Turkey Meatball Goulash with Cauliflower Rice

January, it’s cold and we want comfort but at the same time are all trying to stick to a New year’s resolution of healthy living and eating.  I was visiting a friend in London and said I would cook us dinner, she requested it to be low carb and low-fat.

This recipe is an old recipe of mine, using Turkey mince instead of beef, as not only is it lower in fat, it also stays more moist than beef.  Instead of rice I used a cauliflower and it really did taste good, it was very filling and was a perfect replacement.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

500g Turkey mince

1 onion sliced

1 red pepper sliced

1 tin plum tomatoes

1 Tbsp. red pesto

2 tsp paprika

2 cloves garlic grated

Fresh thyme

1 red chilli de-seeded and finely chopped

1 cauliflower

Olive oil

Method:

Heat oven to 200 degrees.

Place the meat in a bowl with the pesto and season well with salt and pepper.  Get your hands stuck in and mix it all well.  With wet hands make the meatballs, try to keep them all the same size.

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Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan, use a pan that can also be placed in the oven.  Pop the meatballs into the pan to brown, do this in batches and carefully turn them to brown each side without breaking them up.  Once browned set them aside and cook the next batch.

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Once all the meatballs are browned and removed from pan, pop in the onions.  Cook these until soft then add the garlic and chilli.  Cook for a further minute then add the paprika and red pepper.  Mix well then pour in the tomatoes.  Add the meatballs back to the pan and carefully mix.

Sprinkle over lots of thyme leaves and season well, then carefully mix the pan not to break the meatballs.  Pop into the oven and cook for around 25 minutes.

For the rice, if you have a food processor blitz up the cauliflower to be like rice, if not then grate the cauliflower into fine pieces.

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Drizzle over some olive oil (about a tablespoon) and season really well with salt.  Give it a mix then scatter it onto a baking sheet as evenly as possible.  Place into the oven and cook for 15 minutes.  The cauliflower should dry out like rice.

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Serve up with an extra sprinkle of the thyme leaves over the top.

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There it is, healthy, hearty and low carb.

xxxx

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Turkey Meatball Goulash with Cauliflower Rice

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by Lululemonandlace

Serves 4

Ingredients:

500g Turkey mince

1 onion sliced

1 red pepper sliced

1 tin plum tomatoes

1 Tbsp. red pesto

2 tsp paprika

2 cloves garlic grated

Fresh thyme

1 red chilli de-seeded and finely chopped

1 cauliflower

Olive oil

Method:

Heat oven to 200 degrees.

Place the meat in a bowl with the pesto and season well with salt and pepper.  Get your hands stuck in and mix it all well.  With wet hands make the meatballs, try to keep them all the same size.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan, use a pan that can also be placed in the oven.  Pop the meatballs into the pan to brown, do this in batches and carefully turn them to brown each side without breaking them up.  Once browned set them aside and cook the next batch.

Once all the meatballs are browned and removed from pan, pop in the onions.  Cook these until soft then add the garlic and chilli.  Cook for a further minute then add the paprika and red pepper.  Mix well then pour in the tomatoes.  Add the meatballs back to the pan and carefully mix.

Sprinkle over lots of thyme leaves and season well, then carefully mix the pan not to break the meatballs.  Pop into the oven and cook for around 25 minutes.

For the rice, if you have a food processor blitz up the cauliflower to be like rice, if not then grate the cauliflower into fine pieces.

Drizzle over some olive oil (about a tablespoon) and season really well with salt.  Give it a mix then scatter it onto a baking sheet as evenly as possible.  Place into the oven and cook for 15 minutes.  The cauliflower should dry out like rice.

Serve up with an extra sprinkle of the thyme leaves over the top.

Lulu xxx

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