Meatball Bites with Spaghetti Squash

Source: paleoleap.com
Course: Dinner
Preperation time: 15min
Cooking Time: 40min
Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Energy (KCal)
1 Pound Ground Beef 29 29 0 0 12 12 231 231
1/2 Tablespoon Dried Basil 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1/2 Tablespoon Dried Thyme 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Large(s) Spaghetti Squash, Cut In Half, Seeds Removed 2 2 27 27 2 2 120 120
1 Large Egg(s) 2 2 0 0 1 1 19 19
1/2 Tablespoon Dried Parsley 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Tablespoon(s) Ghee, For Cooking 0 0 0 0 6 6 51 51
1 To Taste Sea Salt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 To Taste Black Pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Whole Egg Whites, Whisked 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4
Total: Approximate Nutrition Info, Per Serving: 34 27 21 428
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Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. Place the spaghetti squash on a baking sheet, cut side down, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the ground beef, dried parsley, dried, basil, dried thyme, and egg, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix everything until well combined.
  4. Roll the meat into meatballs of about 1 inch in diameter.
  5. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the tomato sauce and season to taste.
  6. In a large skillet placed over a medium heat, sauté the meatballs until browned on all sides.
  7. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  8. Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash and place in a bowl.
  9. Lower the oven’s heat to 350 F.
  10. Mix the egg white with the spaghetti squash, and then fill each cavity of a muffin tin with the squash mix, pressing down in the middle to make a “nest” for the meatball.
  11. Place one meatball on top of each muffin and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  12. Serve with remaining sauce drizzled on top of each meatball bite.
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