Spinach Meatballs

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
55 mins

This recipe provided by Texas Beef Council. It is lean and packed with iron. Baked, not fried and can be frozen.Update: 03/13/2010 Elainemae, a reviewer suggested we use infant's rice cereal instead of breadcrumbs and it serves a dual purpose - increase the iron content. Great idea! :)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, spinach, egg, onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, salt & pepper.
  3. Mix all ingredients well and form into small meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs on jelly roll pan and place into preheated oven; bake for 40-50 minutes (depending on size of meatballs).
  5. While meatballs are cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and keep warm.
  6. In a large skillet or sauce pan, pour jar of prepared spaghetti sauce.
  7. When meatballs are fully cooked, remove from oven and place in sauce.
  8. Simmer on medium heat 6-8 minutes.
  9. Serve meatballs and sauce over cooked pasta.
  10. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.