I’m really not a huge meat person. If you asked me if I wanted meatballs or fish for dinner, fish would win out every single time. But ever since I tried out the sun-dried tomato recipe below, I have loved coming up with new flavors and mixins for the base recipe. These base meatball recipe does not remind me of a greasy comfort food – instead it’s a mix of healthy grass-fed beef, nutritious greens and herbs, egg and breadcrumbs. And it’s really easy to customize! You pretty much can’t screw it up.
Here are three of my first recipes:
This week I went super savory with parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. My little helper had a great time getting his hands messy, and he actually did a good job making the meatballs! This was one of the first times that making dinner was a fun activity we could do together rather than something I had to try to squeeze into our day.
I love this recipe because of its simplicity. Just mix everything together in a bowl. Form into balls and bake for 25 minutes. Done.
Parmesan Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs
- 1 pound of grass-fed beef I used 90% lean
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Sprinkling of garlic powder or one clove
- Preheat oven to 425*. Grease a pan with oil or nonstick spray.
- Crack eggs into bowl and whisk with a fork. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
- Form into balls and bake for 25 minutes and temp reaches 160*
I like to serve them over fresh pasta and added some sautéed zucchini and okra from our garden! M loved them (although he’s showing you his apple!) but he did not eat the greens…
Other meals this week!
Yogurt with berries and granola –
Honey Whole Wheat with butter at the bakery – fresh from the oven!
Overnight oats with granola and blackberries. Plus a side of Celestial Seasoning’s Harvest Pumpkin tea. And kiddo feet!
And a southwest salad at Sarah’s house – greens, peppers, tomatoes, black beans, kale veggie burger, feta, olive oil, chips.
Plus watermelon juice by the pool!
We had our final soccer game of the summer last night. We came in second in our division this summer but last night suffered a devastating loss in the first round of playoffs. I’m bummed most of all because I don’t get to play again until September!!
Post-soccer dinner at 9pm – leftover meatballs and a glass of vino.
The whole time I was writing this post I thought it was Thursday. So, Happy Wednesday!