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Apple and Leek Meatballs

An absolute doddle to make. The little pieces of apple add a hint of sweetness while the sauteed leeks give it a boost of flavour. Serve on top of a heap of shredded veg, salad or whatever sides you like.
Apple and Leek Meatballs

Apple and Leek Meatballs
Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free
Makes 12, Serves 4

500g minced pork (could use chicken or turkey)
1 small eating apple (approx 105g), peeled, cored and finely diced
1/2 medium leek, washed, dried, halved lengthways and finely sliced into half moons
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp olive oil (or other cooking oil of choice)

1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
2. Gently sautee leeks with a pinch of sea salt until soft and fragrant - do not brown them. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (approx 390 farenheit) and line a baking sheet with parchment.
4. Add all remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and combine well.
5. Shape heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls with hands and place evenly distribute on prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30mins, or until golden and cooked through.
7. Serve with sides of choice - shown here with a heap of crunchy grated carrots.