I found a super healthy route to meatballs since they are high in fat and calories with regular beef, bread crumbs, and the other goodies mixed in. I have switched all my ground beef recipes to ground turkey or bison. Then to trick myself I add spinach and rolled oats to my ground meat recipes. This gives me a great boost of iron, fiber and all the other healthy adds to the mix. Did I mention I even throw some egg substitute in over a regular egg? Call me crazy, but I am married to the pickiest flavor eater ever! He notices simple changes, but when it comes to this recipe, he LOVES it :)
I thought now why not stuff the meatball with a big ball of cheese? How fun would that be!
1 lb Ground Turkey (or meat of your choice)
1/4 Red onion, diced
1/4 C Rolled Oats
1/4 C Egg Substitute (or 1 egg)
1/4 C Spinach, chopped
salt and pepper, pinch of each
Mix your meat together with all ingredients, by hand!
Cut your cheese into small cubes
Make a patty, like a hamburger patty, press your cheese into the middle and wrap meat mixture around the cheese.
Brown each side of your meatballs in a little Olive Oil. Lookout these are HUGE meatballs!
Bake your meatballs at 375 for 20 minutes
Remove meatballs from baking sheet, put back into your browning pan over a med-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn heat to med-low, add your marinara sauce. Heat until sauce is warmed.