“Good food, good mood.”
I came across this recipe that promised to create a complete meal in a meatball. Not only that, but the promise was that this meatball is delicious either hot or cold. Imagine tossing a cold meatball to your partner and saying, “Dinner is served!” Or not.
2 zucchinis, grated
1 yam or sweet potato, grated
4 cups fresh spinach
12 oz jar roasted red peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup almond meal
2 t salt and pepper to taste
Get the oven going at 375 degrees. Grate the veggies, so designated for grating, into a large bowl. Mince the spinach, red pepper, and garlic in a food processor. I also threw in the eggs at this point which made the processing faster.
Mix the grated veggies and processed veggies together. Add everything else and mix, by hand, while you sing a song about meatballs, or not. A song about any food will actually do the trick.
Form the mixture into meatballs that are a bit bigger than golf-ball. Place each perfectly formed ball into a large, glass baking dish, cover tightly with foil, and bake for about 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Don’t be afraid to snuggle them up against each other. They shrink a bit.
This recipe indicated that it should make about 2 dozen meatballs.
In order to get about 2 dozen meatballs you need to make them a little smaller than a baseball, not a little larger than a golf ball. I actually got about 36 with a sizable amount of mixture left that I fried up in a pan. As with all ground meat creations I thought that ketchup was the perfect topping.
Company is coming tomorrow. I’ll get to explore reheating these little darlings. Life is good!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.