Monday, July 19, 2010

Skinny Meatballs by Michelle

These Meatballs are sooo good that I don't even have a picture. Because I didn't have the patience to get the camera. I just wanted to eat them. And at ONE point per ball, who the hell cares what they look like?

The Plan

Make Meatballs.
Cook Meatballs.
Mix Sauce.

The Ingredients
For the Meatballs
3 3/4# Ground Turkey, Lean
8 oz Spinach, cooked, dried and chopped
3 oz Carrot, minced
2 oz Onion, minced
1 oz Celery, minced
2 oz zucchini, minced
1 handful fresh Basil and Oregano, minced
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1 oz Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
For the Sauce
4 cups Marinara sauce
4 cups diced Tomatoes
1 handful fresh Basil and Oregano, minced

The Method
Combine all ingredients for the Meatballs. Mix well and form into balls. This should yield approximately 55 Meatballs. I know this is a huge cut it down if you would like!

Cook Meatballs however you want. Michelle boiled them in Chicken Stock. Or you can bake them. At 350F until they are done.

Mix ingredients for the sauce. YES you can use jarred Marinara and canned Tomatoes. Don't fret. You're still making homemade Meatballs so there is no reason to feel guilty.

The Facts
Yield: 55 Meatballs
Points: One per Ball and Zero on the Sauce.

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