Thursday, February 25, 2016

Friday Food: Lean Beef Spinach Meatball Pasta

This might be my new favorite recipe and one I look forward to making over and over again.  Also I'm thinking these meatballs could go pretty well with about anything.  They are simple enough but simply delicious.  We hope you enjoy.

For Meatballs:
-6 oz. lean ground beef
-1/2 cup shredded raw spinach
-1/4 cup diced red onion
-1 tbsp minced garlic
-1/2 tbsp cumin
-Sea salt and pepper, to taste

For Pasta:
-2 oz. wheat spinach pasta
-1/8 cup marinara (natural and low sodium)
-1 1/2 cup raw spinach
-5 cherry tomatoes
-1 tbsp low fat parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1. Set oven to 405 degrees F
2. For added flavors, saute the red onions in a skillet using scary olive or coconut oil.
3. Mix together ground beef, chopped raw spinach, red onion, garlic, and spices.  Mix thoroughly using your hands until the spinach is completely mixed into the meat.
4. Form two or three meatballs of roughly the same size using your hands.  For accuracy, you can use a food scale to weigh and measure each portion.
5. Place meatballs on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
6. Cook pasta and stir in tomatoes, spinach, and cheese as desired.
7. Mix in cooked meatballs and enjoy.

The Facts:
Calories: 468
Total Fat: 6g
Total Carbs: 50g
Protein: 51g


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