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very easy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins


1 lb
extra lean ground beef
500 g
1 cup
panko breadcrumbs
250 mL
large egg
1/2 cup
125 mL
1 tbsp
Italian seasoning
15 mL
1 tsp each
salt and black pepper
5 mL
2 tbsp
olive oil
30 ml
small onion, finely diced
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 pkg
Compliments Organic Baby Spinach
142 g
1/2 cup
35% whipping cream
125 mL


Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix to avoid a tough, dense texture. Shape into 24 meatballs; set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large high-sided pan over medium heat. Working in batches, lightly brown the meatballs on all sides (they don’t need to be cooked through at this point), transferring batches to a plate, about 6 min.

Step 3

Stir the onion and garlic into the hot pan, cooking until the onion is softened, about 2 min. Add the baby spinach; stirring just until the leaves wilt and fit inside the pan. Mix in the cream and ½ cup (125 mL) water (or beef or vegetable broth).

Step 4

Add the meatballs back into the pan, reduce the heat and bring to a gentle simmer, uncovered. Then cover and cook until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) and the sauce thickens to coat the vegetables and is no longer watery, about 9 min.

Step 5

Divide onto 4 plates; serve with your favourite side dish.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
26 g
Saturated Fat:
11 g
20 g
2 g
3 g
140 mg
29 g
710 mg
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