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skinnymixer's Super Skinny Meatballs

skinnymixer's Super Skinny Meatballs

skinnymixer's Super Skinny Meatballs

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 315kcal



  • 400 g extra lean beef mince
  • 1 egg - optional
  • 1/2 tsp liquid amino or tamari - optional, omit if you are on changing habits protocol
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp herbamere or salt


  • 400 g tin tomato
  • 100 g water
  • 150 g tomato passata or sugo
  • 15 g tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp stock concentrate of choice
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp herbamere or salt - optional
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic


  • Add meatball ingredients to mixer bowl, pulse turbo 1 sec/5 times to roughly combine.
  • Form 12 meatballs from the mixture, put them into the simmering basket and rinse the mixer bowl.
  • Add all of your sauce ingredients to mixer bowl.
  • Put the simmering basket into the mixer bowl, cook for 15 min/steaming temp/speed 2/MC off. You can also steam vegetables at the same time in the steaming trays if you desire.
  • After 15 mins, put your meatballs in a thermal server and if you want to reduce your sauce further, you can cook it for an additional 5 min/steaming temp/speed 2/MC off place your simmering basket over the top to avoid splattering.
  • Serve over fresh zoodles 🙂


You can comfortably double this recipe, just adjust cooking times as required and utilise the steaming trays for extra meatballs.
If you don’t want to use onion and garlic powders in your recipes, and would rather fresh ingredients, that is fine… just chop before step 3 sauté in 30 g or 1 oz olive oil for 5 minutes.
1 tsp garlic powder = 2 garlic cloves
1 tsp onion powder = 1 medium brown onion
Keep in mind this is designed to be a very low calorie meal.
Serves 4, or 2 on HCG Protocol P2.
Total calories - 744
Calories per serve - 186
Bellini Users
Use your blunt blade for this recipe.
At step 4 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120°C or 250°F if using a Supercook. If you're going to steam vegetables at the same time, you'll need to use speed 3 for an Intelli and speed 4 for a Supercool.
At step 5 use ST temp if using an Intelli (and pop a tea towel over the steaming attachment) and 120°C or 250°F if using a Supercook.
Tried this recipe?Mention @skinnymixer or tag #skinnymixers!


Serving: 265g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 34.5g | Fat: 8.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Sodium: 703mg | Sugar: 6.2g


  1. Hi! Just want to say a big thank you for this recipe! I did the HCG diet a couple of years ago and have just started again this week. Last time I really overcomplicated things trying to plan out meals out of a recipe book where you had to prep so many things to make a meal. It became quite overwhelming and I ended up eating very basic and getting very bored! I think I could just about live on these meatballs and your chicken madras. They are so flavourful and easily adapted to feed the whole family. Thanks again!

  2. Omg!!
    I’ve made the meatballs a few times now and they have always been good and just eaten them with spaghetti. Tonight I made zoodles for the first time (I was very unsure about them and didn’t look forward to eating them but I’m determined to not eat the carbs!) and omg! They were amazing! I could have sworn I was eating pasta! I think they make the meatballs and sauce taste better!
    Nik your recipes are always amazing and I will continue to cook them for years to come.
    Thank you 😊

  3. The kids loved it and said we can have it for five more nights. The sauce would be good alone without the meatballs. I would like to try and make it likes bolognaise next time as hubby for some reason doesn’t like meatballs but likes bolognaise.

  4. Love this receive. So simple, tasty and quick to make. It is one of my go to receive when I get home late and need a tasty dinner that everyone will eat.

  5. We made this for dinner tonight, I added some bread crumbs to the meatballs as our egg made them a wee bit soggy. Overall, Lovely meal!

  6. I love this recipe, I havent got around to making the zoodles. I make a single serve of meatballs but double the sauce. I freeze the extra sauce and use it over gnochi with some fried churizo. Meat balls are so yum but the sauce is awesome and makes the dish.

  7. Well, you’ve done it again! This is so yummy. I ended up with more meatballs than 12, I think it was 15. But having them bigger would definitely stop the issue I’ve had in the past with dry meatballs. These are yummy and moist! Awesome work!

  8. Thanks Nik for yet another beautiful meal.
    Before trying a new meal hubby asks who wrote the recipe; he gets excited when I say it’s the ‘butter chicken’ girl!!

  9. My first HCG meal. What a treat! The whole family liked it, served to the kids with spaghetti and ours with zoodles.

  10. super easy and super yummy! My whole family loved it, I was hoping for leftovers for lunch but I was out of luck!

  11. Loved this recipe too – made it just tonight for first time, and they look and smell delicious. Yet to taste them, though. In freezer for my very organised week ahead.

  12. Easiest meal ever! And so yummy! I may have to make it without store-bought passatta next time as i looked at the ingredients list and it’s got added sugar 🙁 so probably NOT HCG friendly after all, but that is my fault! Would love to try home made passatta next time so I can be sure there are no hidden nasties 🙂

  13. Made this tonight with zucchini noodles – loved by all. Was delicious, definitely a regular on our menu plan!

  14. This is the easiest meatballs I have ever made and probably tastiest! We added a can of kidney beans to the mincemixture to make it stretch further. Big thumbs up from the whole family

    1. I love this dish, I have it on my regular meals list. really hits the spot when I feel like an Italian pasta dish, but without the guilt. Thanks so much for sharing

  15. We had this for dinner tonight and i cant believe how delicious and easy it was! I went back for seconds but i was too late the kids and hubby beat me too it, definatly going to be a favourite in this house from now on ❤️

  16. Delicious & easy. My boys both enjoyed it too so its a win for me.
    I also make just the sauce for chips & the like.

  17. This was great! So easy to make, simple and delicious. I served it with spagetti for the kids and hubby and zucchini noodles for myself.

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