Garden Meatballs

Garden Meatballs
Garden Meatballs

Miki Duisterhof

Garden Meatballs

Turkey is high in tryptophan, which supports balanced serotonin and stimules feel-full hormones so you feel satiated.These meatballs may be prepared in advance and frozen in freezer bags, divided evenly among 12 bags. On the day you plan to use them, thaw them in the refrigerator. They can be eaten cold or slightly warmed. — Haylie Pomroy

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12
Servings
85
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½  Pound  lean ground turkey
  • 1  Pound  lean ground beef
  • 4  Cups  spinach, finely chopped
  • ½  Cup  finely chopped celery
  • green onions (scallions), finely chopped, white and green parts
  • bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/3  Cup  chile paste thinned with two tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 7-ounce  cans diced mild green chiles
  • 1  Teaspoon  sea salt, or to taste
  • ½  Teaspoon  black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. With dampened palms, roll the meat mixture into meatballs and transfer them to a 9 × 13‑inch baking dish (or larger, depending on the size of meatballs).

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, turning the meatballs over after 15 minutes,or until the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm or room temperature, or store to serve later.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
409µg
58%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
362µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
111mg
11%
Choline, total
49mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
85µg
21%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
65mg
20%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
123mg
18%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
244mg
16%
Water
90g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.