Meatballs on Sticks


Makes 4 servings


1 pound ground chuck
1/3 cup uncooked quick oats
1/3 cup finely chopped baby spinach
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1-1/2 cups meatless pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine beef, oats, spinach, egg, cheese, salt and pepper in medium bowl; mix until well blended. Shape beef mixture into 24 meatballs; place in 13X9-inch baking dish. Bake 23 to 25 minutes until no longer pink in center (160°F).
  3. Heat oil in medium saucepan until hot. Add carrot; cook and stir over medium heat 2 minutes. Add pasta sauce; heat over low heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Divide sauce into 4 small bowls.
  4. Serve meatballs on toothpicks or short wooden skewers with dipping sauce.


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