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Offline Francois

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Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:58:31 am »
Yesterday was a great day. I removed Breadmaker, mixer, bulky accessories, blender, the old TM2200... and installed my brand new Thermomix. In the drawer of accessories there are no more bulky accessories but only: the spatula, the butterfly whip, the book "A table avec Thermomix", a notebook and a pencil.

My equipment is reduced now to:

- A KitchenAid mixer

- The Thermomix

Of course I played with "my precious" and I cooked up lunch with ingredients found in the cupboard and the freezer as follows:

Ingredients for 2 persons

100 g of quinoa

250 g of meat chopped and spiced for kefta

1 small onion

1 clove garlic

1 can of crushed tomatoes

Thyme

Oregano

Salt and pepper

125 g of white wine

1 jar of green beans

Rinse well the quinoa to remove the saponin.

Weigh 1 kg of hot water into the bowl of TMX, bring to boils, V3, 100 ° C. As soon as it boils, add the cooking basket filled with quinoa. Cook 10 min/100 ° C/speed 3. Store the quinoa in an insulated box.

I had chopped and spiced meat in the freezer, purchased at the Hallal butcher of the corner, remnant of a barbecue made a few months earlier. I made meat balls that I placed in the cooking basket.

In the bowl of TMX, I chopped 1 small onion and a clove of garlic, 5 sec/speed 5.

I scraped down everything with the spatula and added 2 tablespoons olive oil and then cooked 8 min/100 °C/speed 3.

I added 1 can of peeled tomatoes and a 125 g of white wine. At this time I placed the cooking basket in the bowl, closed the lid with the varoma where I had placed canned green beans and cooked at Varoma temp./speed 3 for 10 minutes.


After this time I removed the varoma and the cooking basket.


5 sec at speed 10 to properly mix the sauce.


I served the meatballs topped with sauce, accompanied by green beans and quinoa.


And as usual, I zapped the photo. I'll be obliged to cook this again just in order to shoot the photo :-)


Ah yes, did I tell you that it was really yummy ?

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 07:13:14 am »
Thanks for your first recipe Francois.  You certainly have reduced your appliances to accommodate your latest purchase.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 07:44:21 am »
what a great start Francois.
My Thermomix,  Kitchen Aid, Pizza oven, Nu Wave 5 in 1, Spatulas, all brings love, laughter, happiness, and great food  to my kitchen.

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 08:58:06 am »
Lovely recipe Francois.

Gert
Gretchen in Cairns, Australia

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 11:33:14 am »
I love quinoa and this recipe sounds very exciting. The sauce should be tasty with the wine and tomatoes.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 12:34:53 pm »
Sounds delish, thanks!

I have tried to cook quinoa in the TM but both brands I have bought have just fallen right through the slots in the basket. Any hints with that? Thought maybe adding a layer of baking paper but figured it would fall through the sides as I would have to leave those open for the steam. Has this happened to anyone?

Thanks.

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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 12:43:14 pm »
Absolutely it has happened. Put a chux in the basket.

Gert
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Re: Beef and lamb meat balls, green beans and quinoa
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 03:56:53 am »
I haven't worried as not much falls through. But thanks Gert, a chux is a good idea.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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