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Spinach and Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

This recipe was inspired by my dinner experience at Scaddabush, an upscale Italian restaurant that is known for its amazing meatballs. This is also adapted by the guys from Tasty who makes recipes simple and easy to follow. This was an amazing treat for my family. Despite not making spaghetti noodles to serve with it, this dish also works well with a plate of steaming hot rice!

On y va!

Spinach and Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
548 calories
10 g
170 g
39 g
39 g
19 g
197 g
922 g
2 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
197g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548
Calories from Fat 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g
60%
Saturated Fat 19g
94%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 170mg
57%
Sodium 922mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A
23%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
40%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup cooked spinach
  3. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  4. 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  5. 1 lb ground pork
  6. 1 lb ground beef
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/2 cup parsley
  9. 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  12. 1/2 onion, minced
  13. 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  14. 1 large can diced tomatoes
  15. 1 cup parmesan cheese
  16. Chopped parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, spinach, garlic powder and mozzarella cheese. Set aside
  2. On a separate bowl, mix together the ground beef, ground pork, parsley, egg, and bread crumbs.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste on the meat mixture. Set aside.
  4. Add olive oil to a pan.
  5. Saute the garlic and onion for about 2 minutes
  6. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan. Mix well for about 3 - 5 minutes or when it starts to simmer. Set aside.
  7. Grab about 100 grams of the meat mixture. Turn it into a patty.
  8. Put a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the patty
  9. Roll the patty into a bowl.
  10. Repeat the process until the meat mixture runs out
  11. Roll the meatballs into flour. Shake off the excess.
  12. Cook into the pan, making sure that you roll the meatballs for even cooking and the insides are cooked well.
  13. Transfer into a serving plate
  14. Use a serving spoon to spread the tomato mixture on top of the cooked meatballs
  15. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
  16. Enjoy!
Adapted from Tasty
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calories
548
fat
39g
protein
39g
carbs
10g
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Adapted from Tasty
Joaquin Paolo http://www.joaquinpaolo.com/

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