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Easy Italian Meatballs

 
Easy Italian Meatballs
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One serving costs about $0.71

$0.71 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:24%

Spoonacular Score: 24%

 

Easy Italian Meatballs might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. For 71 cents per serving, this recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 8 servings with 238 calories, 13g of protein, and 18g of fat each. It works well as a cheap main course. This recipe from Pink When requires flat leaf parsley, parmigiano-reggiano, almond flour, and ground pepper. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. With a spoonacular score of 0%, this dish is very bad (but still fixable). Similar recipes include Easy Italian Meatballs, Easy Italian Stuffed Shells and Meatballs, and Polpettone alla Toscano, or Easy Italian Meatballs.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 pound
0.5 pound ground beef
ground beef
0.5 pound
0.5 pound italian sausage
italian sausage
0.5 cup
0.5 cup plain almond flour
plain almond flour
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic
garlic
2
2  eggs
eggs
2 tsps
2 tsps flat leaf parsley
flat leaf parsley
0.5 cup
0.5 cup parmigiano-reggiano
parmigiano-reggiano
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
fresh ground pepper
0.5 pound ground beef
0.5 pound
ground beef
0.5 pound italian sausage
0.5 pound
italian sausage
0.5 cup plain almond flour
0.5 cup
plain almond flour
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp
garlic
2  eggs
2
eggs
2 tsps flat leaf parsley
2 tsps
flat leaf parsley
0.5 cup parmigiano-reggiano
0.5 cup
parmigiano-reggiano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper

Equipment

muffin tray
muffin tray
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
muffin tray
muffin tray
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.71
Ingredient
½ pounds ground beef
½ pounds italian sausage
½ cups plain almond flour
1 teaspoon garlic
2 eggs
½ cups parmigiano-reggiano
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Price
$1.76
$2.02
$0.21
$0.06
$0.48
$1.05
$0.06
$5.65

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
238 Calories
13g Protein
17g Total Fat
5g Carbs
3% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
238
12%

Fat
17g
27%

  Saturated Fat
6g
43%

Carbohydrates
5g
2%

  Sugar
0.51g
1%

Cholesterol
86mg
29%

Sodium
682mg
30%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
27%

Selenium
17µg
25%

Vitamin B12
1µg
18%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
16%

Phosphorus
162mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.19mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.21mg
11%

Calcium
104mg
10%

Iron
1mg
8%

Manganese
0.12mg
6%

Potassium
187mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.53mg
5%

Folate
17µg
4%

Magnesium
16mg
4%

Copper
0.07mg
4%

Vitamin A
111IU
2%

Vitamin D
0.28µg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Vitamin E
0.25mg
2%

Fiber
0.38g
2%

covered percent of daily need

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