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Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Skinny Girl

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
10 oz frozen chopped thawed and drained spinach
2 slices whole wheat Weight Watchers bread
1 large egg
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves smashed garlic
28 oz can Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes
1/2 onion
salt and pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Wet bread with water then mash up with your hands. Add to large bowl and combine with chopped beef, chopped spinach, egg, garlic, parsley, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients well until thoroughly combined. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, measure meat, then divide in two so that each meatball is 1/8th of a cup. Roll into little meatballs.

In a large pot, add olive oil and heat on medium. When hot add smashed garlic. When garlic is golden brown, add tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper and cover, reduce heat to low.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil on low heat. When oil is hot add as many meatballs that will fit, cook on low, turning often so that all side get browned. Cook until the centers are cooked through. When finished, place on a dish lined with paper towels to blot any excess oil. Drop meatballs into sauce and continue cooking the remaining meatballs, repeating the process. When all meatballs are in the sauce, simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes. Discard onion and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About an hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Servings: 6 Serving Size: 5 meatballs plus 4.5 oz sauce Points: 4 ww pts
Calories: 211.2 Fat: 9.8 g Protein: 17.4 g Carb: 14.3 g Fiber: 4.2 g

 

 

 

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