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Meatballs with green beans

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Meatballs with green beans


For the green beans

  • Place a pot over high heat and add 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and add it to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, and sauté until it is caramelized.
  • Add the tomato paste and sauté. Add the canned tomatoes, the water, and the green beans. Cover the pot with a lid, lower the heat to medium, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • If more water is needed, you can add up to 100 g water.

For the meatballs

  • Place a deep frying pan with the sunflower oil over medium heat.
  • In a bowl with water, add the bread and allow 2-3 minutes for it to be soaked.
  • In another bowl add the ground beef, the bread very well drained, the oregano, the onion finely chopped, the eggs, salt, pepper, the mint finely chopped, the olive oil, and knead very well.
  • Shape the meatballs from the ground beef mixture and add them to a baking pan with the flour.
  • Add the floured meatballs into the frying pan. Fry in batches for 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the pot with the green beans, cover with the lid, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest, the lemon juice, and the olive oil.
  • Serve with bread, feta cheese, olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
33 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
63 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
48 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
54 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
31 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
48 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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