The key to this recipe is to get some nice lean grass fed beef. I’ve spoken at length about the benefits of grass fed beef. It’s healthier for you and for the environment. Yep, it costs more. But so does cancer if you keep eating grocery store beef that’s pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones. Grass fed sirloin is the cut of beef I recommend. It’s lean but still has some fat content so the meatballs turn out nice and juicy.
This healthy meatball recipe can be served as a one pot meal. If it’s not filling enough for you, I recommend adding a healthy salad, which goes really well with it.
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Ingredients: Healthy Meatballs with Spinach and Garbanzo Beans
- 1 lb. grass fed sirloin
- 1/2 onion
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 can salt-free garbanzo beans (like Eden Organic)
- 3 T cider vinegar
- 3 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/4 cup chives
1. Heat a pan to medium-high. Meanwhile, dice the onion and combine onion, salt, pepper, and beef together into 1-inch meatballs.
2. Spray the pan with cooking spray and cook the meatballs until they’re browned. Turn at least once during cooking.
3. Reduce heat to low and add the beans (after you rinse them thoroughly), spinach, chives (after you chop them), oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and honey.
4. Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
5. Scoop mixture onto four plates and serve.
383 calories, 16 g fat, 24 g carbs (5 g fiber), 38 g protein, 346 mg sodium