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Keto Italian Meatballs

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Tomato sauce, rich and comforting. Mozzarella, fresh and creamy. Meatballs, with just the right touch of onion and basil. It's like spaghetti night, without the carbs. Enjoy every ketolicious bite!

 

Nutrition

Net carbs: 5g (Total: 8g), Protein: 39g, Fat: 49g

Prep Time: 20 Mins
Cooking Time: 30 Mins
Makes: 4 Servings

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • ¾ cup (2 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1¾ cups (1 lb) canned whole tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 7 oz. (6½ cups) fresh spinach
  • 2 oz. butter
  • 5 oz. (1¼ cups) fresh mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper

 

Instructions

  1. Place ground beef, parmesan cheese, egg, salt, and spices in a bowl and blend thoroughly. Form the mixture into meatballs, about 1 oz (30 grams) each. It helps to keep your hands wet while forming the balls.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the meatballs until they are golden brown on all sides.
  3. Lower the heat and add the canned tomatoes. Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add parsley and stir. You can prepare the dish up to this point for freezing.
  4. Melt the butter in a separate frying pan and fry the spinach for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the spinach to the meatballs, and stir to combine.
  5. Serve with mozzarella cheese on top, torn into bite-sized pieces.

 

Tip!

Like it hot-hot-hot? Swap out half the ground beef with spicy Italian sausage. Add red pepper flakes, as needed.

 

Credits: dietdoctor

 
Posted : 04/07/2021 5:10 am
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