This meatball recipe is adapted from one a friend of mine shared with me!
Thanks Jeff! We are addicted to these beauties!!
3 lb ground lamb
1 cup onion finely chopped
3-4 cups baby spinach finely chopped
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
Salt/pepper to taste.
Mix all ingredients together. Let it rest in the fridge a bit if you want to, to firm up for nicer shaped meatballs. Shape, very gently into balls, place on foil lined baking pan. Cover and cook in 350° oven for 25 min. Turn meatballs over and cook for an additional 15 min or until cooked through.
We eat these with a jar of CLEAN spaghetti sauce (no sugar added) over Zucchini Noodles.
Here’s how to make the noodles.
Take 4 medium zucchini squash and slice them into as close to spaghetti sized strips, or linguine if you prefer that size, as you can. This is a little labor intensive which is why I invested in this device.
However you get the noodles cut, cooking them is very easy. They will cook fairly quickly, so be careful not to overcook them. These are the methods I’ve tried.
1) With a steam basket in a sauce pan and an inch of water. Noodles will take 3-5 min to cook. I’ve over cooked them ALOT with this method, so pay close attention.
2) Another method is to place your jar of sauce in a sauce pan to heat it up and then put raw noodles in sauce. With this way it’s also easy to overcook and end up with a big mushy mess of zucchini. So also pay close attention to the noodles using this method.
3) *the best way I’ve found* I use the awesome vegetable slicer in the link above and make thin uniform sized noodles. Although I’m not a fan of using the microwave to cook, if you nuke individual portions for 1-2 min (time depends on your microwave) to just barely cook the noodles they are delicious. It will leave them a little crunchy, and at our house we’ve decided that it’s a really great texture contrast to the sauce and meatballs.
We eat this as often as we used to eat pasta! And it is just as quick and easy to make (if you have the handy dandy veggie slicer)!
One of the ways to make it possible!!
Give it a try!