Simply Dressed Meatballs are one of those fast, easy and tasty bites you can create that will help simplify your daily meal routine. Make a batch and eat some now then freeze the leftovers for a fast meal later.
I love to take meals and salads and make them into burgers or meatballs or the other way around, so they are fast and easy to make. One of my favorite summer salads is a spinach salad with strawberries and a poppyseed dressing. This is my twist on that salad. These meatballs use Marzetti Simply Dressed Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Dressing along with spinach and almonds mixed into the meatballs.
The mixture of ground pork and turkey makes for a very flavorful and juicy meatball. Pairing it with the dressing adds a sweetness that makes these pop. You can serve them on a bed of spinach as shown or with noodles, rice, or quinoa. You can also serve them on a roll for a sandwich with your favorite toppings. If you just want to have fun they make a great finger foods as an appetizer at a dinner party, tailgating or your New Year’s Eve party! I think one of my favorite fast meals with these Simply Dressed Meatballs was for breakfast with scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach and garlic.
Depending on what you want these gems to look like and how much hands on time you have, will determine how you cook them. You can cook them in the oven and they will stay a little lighter. If you cook them in a pan on the stovetop they will brown up and the dressing will caramelize on the outside more. We liked them both ways.
If you’ve read some of my other mixed meat recipes like my Chicken Meatballs or my Recipe for Meatballs With Heart you’ll know I like to sneak some of the good stuff inside the meatballs. With these I’ve added the carrot and spinach into the mix but feel free to add in more. You might like to include some chia seeds, other leafy green vegetables and my favorite is to add golden beets. So have fun and get creative. You’ll notice this recipe is also egg free. I find that adding arrowroot to a meat mixture keeps it together. I like Penzey’s brand the best.
Stay tuned to next week when I have a fun event where you share your Simple Salad Recipe ideas for a chance to win a prize pack from Marzetti Salad Dressings.
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