Saturday, April 21, 2012

Low Carb Italian Meatball Squares Recipe

A good one for some snacks or as base for other upcoming recipes.

- 3 pounds of ground beef.. got this 5lb log for .99cents.. will use 3lbs of it
- one onion chopped fine
- 1/4cup low carb ketchup
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
Tasty optional substitution: use 2lbs beef and 1pound jimmy dean type sausage
1. combine all ingredients in large bowl, preheat oven to 400.
2. Spray a broiler pan with Pam, pile the meat mixture on top and smooth and shape so it covers the pan evenly. Then with spatula, cut into small squares.. dont need to cut all the way down yet. Put in oven for 25min
3. After 25 min, with spatula i rework the cuts to clean them up and cut all the way down to pan, i cook for additional 5 min. Dont be a tough guy, use 2 hands when removing from oven..that pan will be full of hot juice sloshing around underneath.
4. let cool and tupperware. will use as a base for some other recipes. Ive made this just to eat like this, have had as snacks..5-6 meatballs in bowl with some shredded cheese.. have tossed in with my scrambled eggs for breakfast. Can put 1-2 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce on top, add some Parmesan cheese... damn, the possiblities are endless.

Going to be about 4-5 carbs per serving, should be able to get 6-8 servings if you just eat like this

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