One of the interesting things that I figured out while learning to cook and count calories and protein is that you can get ground beef with the same fat percentage as most ground turkey. In our house that made a very happy husband.
My husband just doesn’t love ground turkey he will eat it for me, but if we were having it all the time I think he would have gone off the deep end. I then found extra lean ground beef. Now the key is look at the fat percentage on the packaging. You want 93% fat free, it will cost more, but is worth it!
We switched from our large batch meals for the week being just soups and stews to include meatballs. I have a few meatball recipes that my family enjoys but I wanted to try something new and fun. This recipe has a real kick to it, so if you don’t like it spicy then bring down the Montreal Seasoning down to 1 tablespoon!
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 tablespoon fennel
Servings: 13 (1 tablespoon) | Calories: 13 | Carbohydrate: 3 | Fiber: 1
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup panko crumbs
- 2 tablespoons Montreal seasoning
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees
- Mix all ingredients and make 12 meat balls
- Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes
Servings: 4 | Calories: 264 | Fat: 9 | Carbohydrate: 12 | Fiber: 3 | Protein: 32