Low Carbohydrate Recipe
Baking makes these meatballs so tender. Meat consists of ground veal, pork and beef with onion and Parmesan.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
In a skillet, over high heat, cook onion 5 minutes, until softened; add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a bowl and mix in ground meats, cheese, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Roll golf ball size meatballs; arrange on a jelly roll pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
This recipe yields 4 servings
Carbohydrates: 2.5 grams; Net Carbs: 2.5 grams; Protein: 45.5 grams; Fat: 32.5 grams; Calories: 495
Variation: Feta and Olive Meatballs
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 pound ground lamb or beef
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons spice mixture or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Combine all the ingredients with your hands and shape into 16 meatballs. Place the meatballs about 2-inches apart on a baking sheet and broil, about 3-inches away from the heat until browned on top. Turn over and broil on the other side.
Notes: You don't really need any salt in this recipe as the feta and olives provide enough. You can also fry the meatballs in olive oil, but you may find broiling is easier! Try the spice mixture. It tastes great in the meatballs.