Sauté up extra spinach; toss with roasted pepper. Pasta? Optional.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. ground beef (90% lean)
- 3/4 c. cooked quinoa
- 1/2 c. thawed frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry and finely chopped
- 1/2 c. shredded carrot
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- Heat oven to 400°F. Brush a baking pan with oil. Mix remaining ingredients. Shape into 16 balls (about 1 3/4 inches each) with damp hands.
- Bake in pan, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Nutritional information (per serving): 245 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated), 24 g protein, 10 g carb, 1 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 321 mg sodium, 72 mg cholesterol
This recipe originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.