Beef and Quinoa Meatballs Recipe – I tweaked this recipe I found on www.wholefoods.com. This recipe for beef and quinoa meatballs is easy and serves 6.
Beef and Quinoa Meatballs Recipe. Sneak whole grains and veggies into crowd-pleasing meatballs with this easy recipe that will stretch your food dollar, too. Serve with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce or on a hoagie with cheese for a dynamite meatball sub sandwich.
Beef and Quinoa Meatballs Recipe Ingredients
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 pound (95-percent) lean ground beef
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
- 1/4 cup grated carrots
- 1/4 cup grated zucchini
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 egg
Beef and Quinoa Meatballs Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 500°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil then grease with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together beef, quinoa, onions, carrots, zucchini, ketchup, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, salt, oregano, thyme and egg until well combined. Shape beef mixture into 16 balls and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Roast until cooked through and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.
(Note: To cook quinoa, bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Pour in ½ cup quinoa, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside off of the heat for 10 minutes then fluff with a fork. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.)