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Quinoa n’ Meatballs

*gluten free

    Author: Lee Hersh

    Ingredients

    • -1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • -2 cups water
    • -1 pound ground turkey
    • -1 egg
    • -1/3 cup quick cooking gluten free oats
    • -2 teaspoons italian seasoning (see below for more information)
    • -1/2 teaspoon salt
    • -1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
    • -2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
    • -parmesan cheese, to taste

    Instructions

    1. 1. Begin by preparing your quinoa. Bring 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups of water to a rolling boil. Then, reduce heat to low and let simmer until all water is absorbed. Set aside.
    2. 2. Next, in a large pot, begin heating up your spaghetti sauce. Turn burner to low.
    3. 3. To create meatballs, thoroughly mix together meat, egg, oats, and spices in a large bowl (I use my hands for this part). Using your hands, scoop out mixture and mold into a ball the size of your palm. Repeat 8 – 10 times.
    4. 3. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and place meatballs onto pan. Sear for about 3-4 minutes, letting brown on all sides of the meatball. Then, turn burner to low, and cover meatballs for about 5-10 additional minutes, turning frequently.
    5. 4. Transfer meatballs into the spaghetti sauce and let cook for an additional 30 minutes to ensure they are cooked all the way through.
    6. 5. Serve meatballs on a bed of freshly cooked quinoa with parmesan cheese!

    Nutrition

    • Calories: 1394
    • Sugar: 9
    • Sodium: 3322
    • Fat: 61
    • Saturated Fat: 18
    • Unsaturated Fat: 35
    • Trans Fat: 1
    • Carbohydrates: 121
    • Protein: 94
    • Cholesterol: 363

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