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Spinach and Beef Meatballs for Toddlers and Grown up Toddlers // Tasty Bit 55

This super easy recipe for spinach and beef meatballs was born out of the need to include more veggies into my toddler’s diet. Lola eats most food, but I had been having trouble getting her to take large bites of, let’s say, broccoli. I thought about the fact that spinach shrinks tremendously when cooked and that it would be the perfect green veggie to sneak into meatballs, which Lola loves. I use equal parts spinach to beef in these meatballs, so one wouldn’t think this is very sneaky, but in fact… you don’t really notice the spinach. I made a large batch in order to freeze them individually so that I would have an easy meal to give Lola anytime. They were so good that us grown ups ended up eating them all that night for dinner. Several batches later, I am happy to say that this is recipe is a keeper for Lola and for us. I even threw in some finely chopped roasted bell pepper out of the jar for my last batch. They were killer. The “innovative” part of this recipe is that I braise the meatballs in a little chicken stock for 40 minutes to get them really moist and plump. If you make or open a jar of red sauce, you can simply throw the balls in there, but this way I get to freeze the meatballs with a tiny bit of broth in a muffin tin, so each one is perfectly moist and lovely for Lola anytime I heat one up. I have to fight not to take too many bites myself when I feed these to her.
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3 comments

  1. Nice balls.

  2. sarap

  3. Claudia's Tasty Bits

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