Spinach Cilantro Meatballs (grain free)

Spinach Cilantro Meatballs (grain free) | savorylotus.com

 

It has been a busy week here in the Savory Lotus household.  With a teenager and a toddler, my life gets pretty full.  My saving grace when life gets hectic is homemade freezer meals.  And meatballs are the ultimate easy freezer meal.  Introducing my grain free Spinach Cilantro Meatballs.

Meatballs are the best way to get nutrient-dense goodness into your family.  And they freeze really well.  I keep a stock on hand in my freezer for evenings when I just don’t have the time or energy to whip up a gourmet meal.  Steam some greens and bake a few sweet potatoes or winter squash, and BAM!  Dinner is served.

 

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And meatballs are not just for dinner.  They make the best on-the-go snack.  Or try simmering a few in some homemade broth for a quick, easy lunch.  REAL food doesn’t have to take forever to make.

I used ground bison and ground pork to make these meatballs, but you can use any ground meat that you like.  I find that bison is sometimes a bit lean to make a good meatball so the pork goes nicely with it.  I’ve made these with grass fed beef as well.  Either way, they are delicious.

Like I said, it’s been a busy week.  I’m off to defrost some meatballs for the fam.  Wishing you a happy and healthy week.

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Spinach Cilantro Meatballs (grain free) ~ savorylotus

Spinach Cilantro Meatballs

(grain free)

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, bison)

1/2 of a medium onion , chopped fine

1 tsp unrefined sea salt (I use THIS one)

1/2 tsp herbamare seasoning  (like this)  (just add more salt if you don’t have this)

1 tsp cumin powder (like this)

2 cups (packed) baby spinach, chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine

2 eggs, whipped

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400’F and line with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until fully combine.  I use my hands here.
  3. Roll into small balls and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, until meatballs are beginning to brown and cooked all the way through.
  5. Enjoy!  To freeze: freeze meatballs in a single layer then place frozen meatballs in a airtight container.

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Spinach Cilantro Meatballs (grain free)
 
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Serves: about 40 small meatballs
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, bison)
  • ½ of a medium onion , chopped fine
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ½ tsp herbamare seasoning (just add more salt if you don't have this)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cups (packed) baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  • 2 eggs, whipped
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400'F and line with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until fully combine. I use my hands here.
  3. Roll into small balls and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, until meatballs are beginning to brown and cooked all the way through.
  5. Enjoy! To freeze: freeze meatballs in a single layer then place frozen meatballs in a airtight container.

More meatballs recipes:

Asian-Style Meatballs with Cilantro and Green Onion

Garden Veggie and Herb Meatballs

Grain Free Italian Meatballs

Easy Oven-Baked Meatballs

Amazing Superfood Meatballs

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

 

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Comments

  1. mena says

    This recipe is so easy. and simple. I am eating it with the Dreamy Avocado Dressing from the “It Starts With Food” Whole30 book, and it goes really well. Wish I had some zucchini tonight to make veg-spaghetti

Trackbacks

  1. […] 3. Spinach Cilantro Meatballs These grain-free meatballs have gotten rid of the bread crumbs, and they’re basically packed with meat and vegetables, making them a balanced Paleo option for lunch, dinner, an appetizer, or just a snack. The use of spinach not only keeps your carbs down, but provides you with plenty of fiber to help your body digest the meat and assimilate the minerals and protein it contains. Compared to most traditional meatballs that contain bread crumbs and no vegetables, these meatballs really stand out as the healthier choice, which is no surprise when you’re eating Paleo. […]

  2. […] 3. Spinach Cilantro Meatballs These grain-free meatballs have gotten rid of the bread crumbs, and they’re basically packed with meat and vegetables, making them a balanced Paleo option for lunch, dinner, an appetizer, or just a snack. The use of spinach not only keeps your carbs down, but provides you with plenty of fiber to help your body digest the meat and assimilate the minerals and protein it contains. Compared to most traditional meatballs that contain bread crumbs and no vegetables, these meatballs really stand out as the healthier choice, which is no surprise when you’re eating Paleo. […]

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