Healthy Meatballs

AuthorAnnabelle
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

These healthy meatballs melt in your mouth and you can enjoy them without the guilt! They go perfectly with spaghetti and there's a mouthful of flavour in every bite.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr
 1 kg extra lean minced beefcan be replaced with chicken or turkey mince
 ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
 1 tsp garlicminced
 1 cup bread crumbs
 2 eggswhisked
 1 ½ tbsp flat leaf parsleyfinely chopped
 1 ½ tsp Himalayan salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 cup lukewarm water
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 cups marinara sauceor store bought
What are we cooking today?
1

The beef meatballs are full of protein, super flavourful and come out very juicy, soft and melt in your mouth.

Getting started
2

In a large bowl add all ingredients (except olive oil and marinara sauce) and combine until everything is mixed through. Leave some parsley aside for serving.

3

Shape into 1 inch meatballs.

4

Heat a large pot or skillet over medium high heat.

5

Sear meatballs in two batches using 1 tablespoon of olive oil each time. Turn the meatballs about 3 times and cook them 2 minutes per side.

6

Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Repeat this process until all meatballs are cooked.

7

On the same pot or skillet, add the marinara sauce and deglaze until all of the brown bits from the meat blend into the sauce.

8

Return the meatballs to the pot and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes until soft.

9

Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Annabelle's tips
10

Meatballs can be served on spaghetti or on their own.

Ingredients

 1 kg extra lean minced beefcan be replaced with chicken or turkey mince
 ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
 1 tsp garlicminced
 1 cup bread crumbs
 2 eggswhisked
 1 ½ tbsp flat leaf parsleyfinely chopped
 1 ½ tsp Himalayan salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 cup lukewarm water
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 cups marinara sauceor store bought

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

The beef meatballs are full of protein, super flavourful and come out very juicy, soft and melt in your mouth.

Getting started
2

In a large bowl add all ingredients (except olive oil and marinara sauce) and combine until everything is mixed through. Leave some parsley aside for serving.

3

Shape into 1 inch meatballs.

4

Heat a large pot or skillet over medium high heat.

5

Sear meatballs in two batches using 1 tablespoon of olive oil each time. Turn the meatballs about 3 times and cook them 2 minutes per side.

6

Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Repeat this process until all meatballs are cooked.

7

On the same pot or skillet, add the marinara sauce and deglaze until all of the brown bits from the meat blend into the sauce.

8

Return the meatballs to the pot and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes until soft.

9

Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Annabelle's tips
10

Meatballs can be served on spaghetti or on their own.

Healthy Meatballs
AuthorAnnabelleCategory, , , , , DifficultyIntermediate
Rating
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients

 1 kg extra lean minced beefcan be replaced with chicken or turkey mince
 ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
 1 tsp garlicminced
 1 cup bread crumbs
 2 eggswhisked
 1 ½ tbsp flat leaf parsleyfinely chopped
 1 ½ tsp Himalayan salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 cup lukewarm water
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 cups marinara sauceor store bought

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

The beef meatballs are full of protein, super flavourful and come out very juicy, soft and melt in your mouth.

Getting started
2

In a large bowl add all ingredients (except olive oil and marinara sauce) and combine until everything is mixed through. Leave some parsley aside for serving.

3

Shape into 1 inch meatballs.

4

Heat a large pot or skillet over medium high heat.

5

Sear meatballs in two batches using 1 tablespoon of olive oil each time. Turn the meatballs about 3 times and cook them 2 minutes per side.

6

Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Repeat this process until all meatballs are cooked.

7

On the same pot or skillet, add the marinara sauce and deglaze until all of the brown bits from the meat blend into the sauce.

8

Return the meatballs to the pot and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes until soft.

9

Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Annabelle's tips
10

Meatballs can be served on spaghetti or on their own.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Cholesterol 109mg37%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 57mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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