Did you know that you can use milled flaxseed instead of breadcrumbs in recipes?! That’s exactly what I did in this recipe for these Korean Meatballs! What are the benefits of adding flaxseed?
- Flaxseed contains the most ALA Omega 3 of any whole-food source as well as protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and lignans which is a plant-based phytoestrogen (milled flaxseed has more Omega 3’s than even fish!)
- All of these components work together to support heart health, maintain healthy blood pressure, and aid in cholesterol and weight management.
- Manitoba Milling Company Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed has 4g carbohydrates and 4g fiber meaning it has zero net carbohydrates.
- The recommended daily amount is 2 tablespoons of milled flax, which provides you with your daily requirements of Omega 3’s.
- Consuming whole seeds will not unlock the nutritional value of the seed because the human body can’t digest them properly- that’s why milled flaxseed is so beneficial!
- You can add milled flaxseed into smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, and even meatballs! It can also be used an an egg substitute.
Korean Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
- 1 pound extra-lean grass-fed ground beef
- 1/4 cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tbsp Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce (or more if you prefer spicy)
- 1/4 tsp. red chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Sukrin Fiber Syrup Gold
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce (or more if you prefer spicy)
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. guar gum
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- White sesame seeds
- 4 zucchinis
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add all meatball ingredients into a large bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
- Form into 1-inch meatballs (yields approximately 24 meatballs).
- Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and set aside.
- Add all ingredients except water and guar gum into a sauce pan.
- Cook on medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- In bowl, mix water and guar gum. Add mixture into sauce.
- Reduce heat and let cook for 5 minutes.
- Brush meatballs with sauce.
- Top meatballs with green onion and white sesame seeds.
For Zucchini Noodles
- Wash zucchinis and cut off ends of each zucchini.
- Spiralize zucchinis using a spiralizer.
- Heat zucchini noodles in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook until warm.
- Place meatballs over zucchini noodles.
Disclosure: I received a free sample of Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed to create this recipe. Use code ManitobaFamily to receive 25% off your order!