My husband has been on a law carb diet since this past October and bless his soul he made through the holidays without falling off the wagon. I try to help him stay on track by preparing meals similar to this Low Carb Meatballs and Creamy Spinach and he can make several meals out of this. For a while we got into a chicken rut , we all love chicken but I felt like I was about to start clucking , lol. When I started making things with ground meat I needed a binding agent and I couldn’t use bread crumbs. Using only eggs wasn’t working out well so one day I added some grated parmesan cheese . It worked GREAT!! It not only helped hold things together but it added flavor and texture.
I have found with Russell as long as I make his dishes flavorful he doesn’t feel like he is missing the things he used to eat. One of his favorite snacks that we all enjoy is a Low Carb Spicy Cheese Ball. He has it was veggies and the rest of us have it with the evil carb loaded crackers , LOL. Another one of his favorite dishes is a Low Carb Bacon Cheese Burger soup, it has all the flavors of a cheese burger without the carbs.
Making these are a cinch , start by mixing the ground meat, eggs, cream, grated parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder , salt and pepper
I used a cookie scoop but heaping tablespoons will work to form the meat balls. While doing this heat up skillet and olive oil.
Brown meatballs giving the skillet a few shake to prevent sticking. Flip meat balls over trying to get all sides brown
Once the meatballs are browned add beef broth .
Add red pepper flakes and salt, simmer for 20-25 minutes
Once meatballs are cooked well remove them from the pan and set aside
The beef broth should be reduced by at least by half
Add cream cheese and cream and stir until it is melted and smooth
Add Mozzarella cheese
Everything should melt nice and smooth
Add spinach and incorporate it with the cream to wilt the spinach
Stir meatballs into the creamy spinach