Beef & Veggie Meatballs With Homemade Tomato & Spinach Sauce

  • U Serves 8 People
  • P Prep: 00:15
  • P Cook: 00:30
Beef & Veggie Meatballs With Homemade Tomato & Spinach Sauce

Nutritional Facts

per 1 serving size (Recipe makes 8 servings)


Amount Per Serving


Calories 190

Calories from Fat 87


% Daily Values*


Total Fat 9.63

14.82%


Saturated Fat 2.54

12.70%


Polyunsaturated Fat 0.37


Monounsaturated Fat 1.53


Cholesterol 67.50

22.50%


Sodium 82.10

3.42%


Potassium 296.60


Total Carbohydrate 8.77

2.92%


Dietary Fiber 2.14

8.56%


Sugars 3.54


Protein 17.61


Vitamin A 48.03%

Vitamin C 111.26%


Calcium 4.86%

Iron 6.40%


* Nutritional Values are estimated and may vary

³ Description

Comfort food, without all the guilt!

² Ingredients

   

q Directions

In a food processor, pulse (until you have chunky pieces):

1/2 Large Onion

1 Green Bell Pepper

6-8 Baby Carrots

Transfer to a Large Bowl & Mix with:

20 oz. Ground Beef (I used 93% Lean Beef) - Any ground meat will work, chicken, turkey etc.

1 Large Egg

1/4 Cup Milk (I used 1%-LowFat)

1/3 Cup Almond Meal

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning

(Optional: Salt & Black Pepper)

Roll into Balls and cook in Pan heated with Olive Oil

Brown on both sides, transfer to oven, pre-heated at 375 degrees

Bake for about 10-12 minutes

For the Sauce:

In a Food processor, mix:

3 Vine Tomatoes

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1/2 Red Onion

In a Large Saute pan, Heat 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 TB Sliced Garlic

Add Tomato Mix, stirring in:

A dash of Salt & Pepper

1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Simmer on low heat, covered, for about 20 minutes.

Add in about 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half.

Let simmer for another 10-15 minutes before turning off heat and adding in 1 cup chopped Spinach and 2 TB Chopped Basil.

Serve! Spoon sauce on plate, top with Meatballs and sprinkle with a dash of parmesan cheese. Above picture was also served with lightly sauteed yellow squash.

**ChefTiffy Tip**

To make more meatballs, make them smaller- but keep in mind, they can be baked for a shorter amount of time.

Recipe Provided by @chef_tiffy

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