And so my meat adventures continue. Shall we call them “Me-ventures”? “Meatures”? I’d like them to have a name so get your thinking caps on please. You might win a prize…. but probably not, I have no prizes. If people gave me prizes I’d probably keep them for myself. Especially if they were food prizes, I’d totally eat all of them & share none. I would tell you about them though if they were delicious, like my meatballs. So, no prize but my eternal gratitude. That should be enough. Please & thank you. **Disclaimer- If someone reading this was wanting to donate me some prizes please disregard this first paragraph & just express post those babies ASAP.
A few things I have decided over my past few months as a meat-eater….1. I love bacon- why the hell have I not had this in my life for the past 15 years? Were you people conspiring agains me!? It was probably the government, or the FBI, or the actual pigs themselves. Anyway, back to bacon. I love it more each time I eat it. If I could marry bacon I probably would. Sorry Trav, but it’s the truth. 2. I really enjoy slow cooked lamb- not so big on cutlets or even just grilled. I like it to be all-fally-apart. 3. Pork is the same- slow cooked or I’m not really interested. 4. Beef I am still working out. I am very ‘meh’ about it, it is still too ‘meaty’ for me but I think I will get there. Beef mince is today’s experiment and I think I like it. Especially with the dipping sauce, I could just drink that gear on its own. Don’t judge me till you make it judgey mcjudger, it is freaking delicious.
1kg beef mince (try & get grassfed or organic)
1 long red chilli, finely diced (seeds removed if you don’t like it too hot)
1 tbs fresh grated ginger
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bunch coriander, finely chopped including stems
2 tbs coconut aminos (you could use soy sauce or tamari)
1/2 cup almond meal
Coconut oil for cooking
1 tbs nut or seed butter (I used roasted almond butter)
Juice 1 lime
1 tsp fresh chopped chilli
3 tbs coconut aminos
Pinch stevia or tbs honey/maple syrup
For the sauce- I added everything to a jar & shook the cr@p out of it until all the lumps were gone. Done.
For the balls- add all the ingredients to a big bowl and mix well to combine everything. I used my hands because that is just how I roll. I washed them, obviously, no-one wants my dog’s hair in their meatballs. Roll them into little (or big) balls and set aside. Heat your coconut oil in a frypan and cook the balls. It’s not rocket science. You don’t really need me from here. You cook the balls, you dip them in the sauce, you shove them in your mouth. You can thank me later. Enjoy.1