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Parmesan Meatballs
« on: April 09, 2011, 05:33:42 PM »
            
                        Parmesan Meatballs




            1 lb. ground beef
            1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
            1/4 cup chopped parsley
            1 egg
            1 tsp. garlic powder
            1 tsp. garlic salt


     Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix meat, cheese, parsley, egg, garlic powder and garlic salt.  Shape into 12 meatballs.
Place in foil-lined baking pan and bake for 25 min. or until cooked through.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 08:29:11 AM by Doug Varrieur »



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 10:34:45 AM »
Turn this into a Swedish meatball recipe by dumping all the meatballs and drippings into a bowl and gently mixing in 1 1/2 cups of FTS Rich and Creamy Alfredo Sauce. YUMMY!

Rich and Creamy Alfredo Sauce

INGREDIENTS


1/4 cup salted butter
1 cup zero carb heavy whipping cream
1 clove garlic, crushed (1 net carb)
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon coarse cracked black pepper

[1.5 Net Carbs for entire recipe]



1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
2. Sauté garlic for 1 minute
3. Whisk in cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add cheese and whisk quickly, making sure to melt the cheese completely.
5. Stir in pepper and parsley and serve.

TIP — Substitute this recipe for any recipe calling for Alfredo sauce. Many recipes call for Bertolli Alfredo sauce from a jar. Although this cuts down on prep time it increases carbs 3 net grams per ¼ cup. Using the above recipe will cut down total net carb count substantially. 
 
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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 01:56:55 PM »
Thanks Alot Doug I can't wait to try this!



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 06:31:43 PM »
Oh my, we went from YUM to OMG!



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 08:57:55 PM »
Wow....wish I had seen this before I went grocery shopping last night!  I am SO going to try this recipe!  Thanks guys!!



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 10:58:52 AM »
I love Alfredo sauce  8) It can make any dish incredibly savory, try it on omelets, just a couple tablespoons makes a big difference. I had a Brie cheese and spinach omelet for breakfast yesterday with a lemon twist to this sauce. Simply sir in a bit of lemon juice to the base Alfredo sauce for a whole new dimension. If the base is in the fridge you can go all kinds of directions. Fresh dill weed for a fish sauce is another great example.

Enjoy! :) Every bite delicious should be your eating rules.
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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 08:04:23 PM »
Well, there's dinner for tomorrow! :D Thanks, skychant & Doug!

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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 10:14:46 AM »
If you make meatballs make extra for the fridge to snack on next day.They make a great sandwich ;)

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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 05:01:23 PM »
I still want to try these. Curious how many meatballs are considered a serving if it makes 12.

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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 06:53:38 PM »
Rena, Two is a serving.  How can anyone stop at just two?



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 10:14:43 AM »
To me a serving size is what you can afford  to spend out of your 20 carbs a day. Good planning can get you cheesecake for breakfast! :D

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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2011, 05:48:29 PM »
by my calculations a 6 ounce serving would be approximately 4 meat balls.
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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 07:07:54 PM »
I found the recipe on a container of KRAFT parmesan cheese and it says, Makes:6 servings, two meatballs each.
You can also use ground turkey to make them.  I try to adhere to FTS guidelines for portion sizes.  I wouldn't sit back and  eat a whole pound of meat at one sitting or a day even. Stop eating when you are full.



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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 08:06:10 PM »
After reading this post, I saw a meatball pan in the current Avon catalog. Send readyforthis a message if you are interested. She can give you a link to her site if you want to order it. I can't wait for it to come in . I also ordered a lasagna pan with three separate sections so you can make up to three different types of lasagna in one pan. It's so cool!

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Re: Parmesan Meatballs
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 09:26:04 PM »
That's soooo cool....and Avon is selling that!?! Wow!! How cool....who knew!?!   :D