Chia Meat Balls

Chia Meatballs

The chia seeds act as the egg in this recipe – holding the meatballs together.

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Ingredients (Meatballs)

  • 1/4 cup Flannerys Own Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tree Kitchen Organic Bone Broth (Beef)
  • 500g good quality beef mince (or chicken if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup Flannerys Own Organic Rolled Oats (or GF bread crumbs)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup good quality cheese, optional
  • 2 TBS Flannerys Own Organic Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp Flannerys Own Himalayan Salt Fine
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground chilli

Ingredients (Napoli Sauce)

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 1 can organic diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups organic passata sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Flannerys Own Himalayan Salt Fine
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl combine the chia seeds and the bone broth – allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine chia and broth mix with the remaining ingredients. Once evenly combined, roll the mixture in small balls. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hours.
  • In the meantime, prepare the Napoli sauce.
  • Saute the onion, garlic and rosemary over medium heat. Once the onions have softened add the lemon juice, bone broth, tomatoes, passata, salt & pepper. Allow to simmer over medium heat until the liquid thickens.
  • At this stage the meatballs can be removed from the fridge and barbecued or grilled until golden.
  • With the sauce thickened, add the meatballs and stir.
  • Serve meatballs with pasta of choice or zucchini pasta (zucchini grated to look like pasta).

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