Florentine Meatballs


Florentine Meatballs

Florentine Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 26 ounce jar marinara sauce

Optional:

  • spaghetti noodles
  • additional marinara sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a large bowl, combine the egg, parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk and let stand until milk is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Add the breadcrumb mixture, ground beef, and spinach to the large bowl and mix gently until combined. Shape into 20 meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Cook meatballs in the oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the marinara sauce to a large skillet over medium-low heat. When the meatballs come out of the oven, place them in the marinara sauce to finish cooking, about 5-7 minutes. Serve meatballs over cooked spaghetti with additional marinara, if desired.

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