Thursday, October 29, 2009


                 Spinach Meatballs Recipe

1 large bunch of spinach, washed and torn (about 3 cups). 
     Cooked until tender and chopped.
1 large onion, minced
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
     or turkey 
     or turkey and beef combined
     or beef and pork combined
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup grated Romano cheese
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs,
      planko style 
      or Italian style
Salt and pepper to taste.

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil over low heat until soft.
Add onion-garlic mixture to remaining ingredients and form golf-ball size balls.
Bake in oven on cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 375.  They are best completely done or not quite. 
They can finishing cooking in your favorite sauce.
Place in your tomato sauce. Cook gently for 30 minutes.

My suggestions for flavor is the combination of pork and beef.  I found that beef added to the turkey gave the meatballs some fat, more flavor and texture.  But all choices will be good. 
I usually make 5 pounds into meatballs and then separate and freeze in bags. Its a wonderful quick meatball sandwich or a single serving of pasta with two meatballs.  One is just silly.  

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