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Veggie Loaded Meatballs

Adding shredded carrots and zucchini to homemade meatballs amplifies their nutritional value and imparts additional flavor.
6 Servings Meet The Cook Tricia's Whole30 Journey Print
Veggie Loaded Meatballs

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cups Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 5 tablespoons Skim Milk
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • ¾ cups grate Carrot
  • ⅔ cups grate Zucchini
  • 26 fluid ounces Pasta Sauce
  • 1 ⅔ cups Water

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Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 2 meatballs
  • 248 Calories
  • 10g Fat
  • 4g Sat Fat
  • 48mg Cholesterol
  • 716mg Sodium
  • 374mg Potassium
  • 18g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 8g Sugar
  • 19g Protein
  • 6 WW+ Points
  • 8 WW SmartPoints

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl, mix breadcrumbs in milk.
  2. Add ground beef, cajun seasoning, carrots, and zucchini.
  3. Form into small meatballs using a melon baller (about 1-inch in diameter).
  4. Pour sauce and water into a slow cooker.
  5. Add meatballs and cook on low for 6 hours.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl, mix breadcrumbs in milk.
  2. Add ground beef, cajun seasoning, carrots, and zucchini.
  3. Form into small meatballs using a melon baller (about 1-inch in diameter).
  4. Flash freeze.
  5. Divide sauce and water into indicated number of quart freezer bags.
  6. Divide frozen meatballs into indicated number of gallon bags. Place one sauce bag in each meatball bag, then label and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Pour thawed sauce into slow cooker.
  2. Add frozen meatballs and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

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