VitaClay Beef and Quinoa Meatballs

  • Yield: 6 servings


1pound (95-percent) lean ground beef
3/4cup cooked quinoa
1/4cup finely chopped onions
1/4cup grated carrots
1/4cup grated zucchini
2tablespoons ketchup
1tablespoon chopped garlic
1tablespoon soy sauce
1/2teaspoon pepper
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon dried oregano
1/4teaspoon dried thyme
1 egg
1-2cup chicken or beef broth


  1. In a large bowl, mix together beef, quinoa, onions, carrots, zucchini, ketchup, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, salt, oregano, thyme and egg until well combined. Shape beef mixture into 16 balls and transfer to VitaClay cooker. Add beef or chicken broth.
  2. Set on “Slow cook” for 1 hour or until cooked through. Serve hot.

Note: To cook quinoa, in VitaClay cooker, add 1 cup water and ½ cup quinoa, set on regular Rice Cooking until it switch to WARM. Fluff with a fork. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


Recipe provided by VitaClay and  adapted from Whole Foods Market.