Butter Garlic Green Beans with Beef Meatballs

Meatballs are always a favorite for all age groups. Especially when you have kids around. I made this spontaneous new dish today. Beans and Meatballs make a substantial and flavorful meal. This meal is perfect for a bento box as it is really easy to carry. In under 30 minutes, you will have this meal ready. I am happy to share this easy and delicious recipe with you.

Calories – 200c
Prep time – 7 minutes
Cook time – 15 minutes
Serves – 2


250gms Minced Beef (you can use any meat you like)
200gms French Beans
1 medium-size Onion
3 Green Chilies
1 Egg (optional)
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice & 1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
3 Tbsp Butter
Seasoning (black pepper powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, red chili flakes, chopped coriander, and salt to taste)


Meatballs: In a mixing bowl add minced beef (make sure the water is drained well and dry), 1 finely chopped onion, 3 finely chopped green chilies, a handful of chopped coriander, 1 beaten egg (optional), 1Tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1Tsp black pepper powder, 1Tsp cumin powder, 1Tsp red chili powder, salt to taste. Mix all well and make small meatballs. Heat 3Tbsp cooking oil in a pan and shallow fry the balls on all sides for about 7 to 8 minutes until you get a golden crust.

Beans: Heat 3Tbsp butter in a pan, and add 2minced/chopped garlic cloves. Once fragrant and soft, add the beans, 1Tbsp black pepper powder, 1Tbsp lemon juice, 1Tsp red chili flakes, and salt to taste. Give all a good mix. Add a dash of water to create steam. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the beans are tender and crunchy.

Serve the meatballs and beans together as shown in the pic. You can have this meal on its own or with some greens or rice. Let me know if you like this recipe and share more ideas with me via contact me on the home page.

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