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Oven Roasted Quinoa Meatballs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked red quinoa
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 pound organic lean ground beef
  • 3/4 pound antibiotic free ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; grease 9x9 baking pan with olive oil. Place quinoa, garlic, parsley and eggs in food processor and process until almost smooth. Pour into a mixing bowl and mix well with ground meats, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Form into large meatballs, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Place in oiled baking dish and roast for 25 minutes or until just cooked through. Drain off excess cooking liquid. Spoon marinara sauce on top and bake until sauce is hot, about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Food & Wine.