Anyone a fan of meatball subs? This girl is NOT a fan of meatball subs unless the meatballs are homemade!
It’s true, I will not eat a meatball sub anywhere unless it’s a homemade meatball. Today I’m sharing my spinach meatball recipe with you guys. (I used ground turkey but you can use ground beef or even ground chicken with these.)
(Makes 12-14 3.5oz meatballs)
2lbs ground turkey
1/3 onion chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 cups of spinach
1/4 cup matchstick carrots
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg beaters)
2/3 cup bread crumbs (or 15 multi-grain crackers ground in food processor)
2 Tbsp EVOO
1/3 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat oven 400 degrees.
In a skillet heat EVOO. Take your onion, garlic and carrots, and chop them in a food processor. Pour into skillet, add spinach and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until spinach is wilted down. Set aside to cool.
If you’re not using bread crumbs, take the crackers and grind them in your food processor.
In a large bowl, mix your veggies in with the ground turkey. (Make sure your veggies have cooled down before you do this.) Add egg and mix well. Then add bread/cracker crumbs and mozzarella. Add a pinch of both salt and pepper.
Take about a 1/4 cup of meat and roll into a ball and fill a cupcake/muffin pan. (Let me tell you that this is the best way to bake meatballs. I usually spray each little cup with some non-stick spray and that makes it easier for clean up too!)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with spaghetti sauce (a healthy one of course–I like Francesco Rinaldi Sauces ) poured over or in your spaghetti or in meatball sub sandwiches.
You can even buy some dinner rolls and make sliders with these babies!
I REALLY hope you get to try these.