Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

These Meatballs in a homemade Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce are full of savory flavor, so good and healthy. That is a smart way to feed your family with more vegetables.

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce Recipe

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce is an amazing and easy dinner recipe that you can make for your family. The meatballs are juicy, soft, and full of flavor. This is a delicious and healthy meal that is also packed with protein, fiber from vegetables and nutrients. It would be a good choice for any weight loss diet, low carb diet, and clean eating.

How to serve Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce?

I love serving these Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce over whole-wheat spaghetti but it would also be great served over mashed potatoes or rice. You can also try to pair the meatballs with this Cauliflower Casserole Dish or this Broccoli Onion Casserole to make fewer carbs.

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 4-6 15 min 30 min 45 min

Ingredients for Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

  • 5 lb (665 g.) lean ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large (410 g.) eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large (150 g.) bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large (170 g.) onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves (10 g.) garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (265 g.) tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. (5 g.) olive oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml.) chicken broth or water
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme and basil
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

How to Make Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

  1. Preheat the oven to 430˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Chop all the vegetables.Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the lean ground beef, egg, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, ½ tsp. dried oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix together until combined.
  3. Form into meatballs and place on prepared sheet.Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Heat a large skillet or pot over medium heat with olive oil.
  6. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until softened.
  7. Add the garlic, bell pepper, eggplant and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often.Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
  8. Add the tomato sauce, stir and pour the chicken broth or water to the skillet. Let it boil and season with the thyme, basil, salt, and pepper to taste.Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
  9. Add the meatballs to the vegetables and simmer on low heat 10-15 min.Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

How Many Calories in Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

Calories (per 100 g): 120 cal Calories (per 1 serve 265 g): 318 cal
Fat: 7.0 g Fat: 18.7 g
Carbohydrates: 5.1 g Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
Protein: 9.0 g Protein: 23.9 g
Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce

Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce is an amazing and easy dinner recipe that you can make for your family. The meatballs are juicy, soft, and full of flavor. This is a delicious and healthy meal that is also packed with protein, fiber from vegetables and nutrients. It would be a good choice for any weight loss diet, low carb diet, and clean eating.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Supper
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lb 665 g. lean ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large 410 g. eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large 150 g. bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large 170 g. onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves 10 g. garlic, minced
  • 1 cup 265 g. tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. 5 g. olive oil
  • 1 cup 240 ml. chicken broth or water
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme and basil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 430˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the lean ground beef, egg, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, ½ tsp. dried oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix together until combined.
  • Form into meatballs and place on prepared sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet or pot over medium heat with olive oil.
  • Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until softened.
  • Add the garlic, bell pepper, eggplant and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the tomato sauce, stir and pour the chicken broth or water to the skillet. Let it boil and season with the thyme, basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Add the meatballs to the vegetables and simmer on low heat 10-15 min.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Meatballs in Eggplant and Bell Pepper Sauce
Calories (per 100 g): 120 cal Calories (per 1 serve 265 g): 318 cal
Fat: 7.0 g Fat: 18.7 g
Carbohydrates: 5.1 g Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
Protein: 9.0 g Protein: 23.9 g

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