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Hidden Veggie Meatballs

Tasty Team

Ingredients

for 7 servings

  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 lb ground pork (455 g)
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (30 g)
  • ¼ cup onion (40 g), minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g), minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (115 g)
  • marinara sauce, as needed
  • 16 oz spaghetti (455 g), cooked
  • parmesan cheese, for garnish

Nutrition Info

    Calories 762
    Fat 29g
    Carbs 70g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 4g
    Protein 50g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Place shredded carrot and zucchini on a clean towel and wring out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Place strained carrot and zucchini in a bowl and add ground beef, ground pork, parmesan, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, breadcrumbs, and eggs. Mix until just combined.
  3. Grab about a ¼ cup (85 grams) of the mixture and roll into a ball.
  4. Pan-fry the meatballs in a large pan over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes, then add the marinara sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Or, can bake the meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 350˚F (180˚C) for 30-35 minutes, flipping after the first 15 minutes. Warm up marinara sauce and serve on the side.
  5. Serve the meatballs with cooked spaghetti and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

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