Foodie Friday – Easy Baked Meatballs

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3-17-2013These meatballs are packed with protein and veggies, making it the perfect snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a quick batch on the weekend, and then enjoy throughout your week. Makes: 24 Meatballs

 

Here’s what you need…

  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground pork with all of the spices. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!
  3. Place a skillet over medium heat and warm the coconut oil. Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrots, pecans and parsley. Cook for about 3 minutes, until soft. Set the mixture aside to cool.
  4. Add the vegetable mixture into the ground pork and combine well. Use your hands to form golf ball sized meatballs.
  5. Place the meatballs in an oven-safe baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.

Nutritional Analysis: 77 calories, 4g fat, 76mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate, .5g fiber, and 8g protein

1 COMMENT

  1. Another great recipe for all who love Meatballs! The Recipes are great for healthy meals.
    Great work again for some neat work on recipes. I am a big fan of meatballs.
    Good food is always good for the body.

    All The Best.
    Edward

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