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Spinach Meatballs

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“This recipe provided by Texas Beef Council. It is lean and packed with iron. Baked, not fried and can be frozen.Update: 03/13/2010 Elainemae, a reviewer suggested we use infant's rice cereal instead of breadcrumbs and it serves a dual purpose - increase the iron content. Great idea! :)”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, spinach, egg, onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, salt & pepper.
  3. Mix all ingredients well and form into small meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs on jelly roll pan and place into preheated oven; bake for 40-50 minutes (depending on size of meatballs).
  5. While meatballs are cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and keep warm.
  6. In a large skillet or sauce pan, pour jar of prepared spaghetti sauce.
  7. When meatballs are fully cooked, remove from oven and place in sauce.
  8. Simmer on medium heat 6-8 minutes.
  9. Serve meatballs and sauce over cooked pasta.
  10. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

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